Spinach-Peas Rice


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • Fistful of green peas
  • Spinach puree
    • 3 cups of chopped spinach leaves
    • 5 cloves of garlic
    • Half inch of ginger (peeled)
    • 2 green chilly
  • Fistful of mint leaves
  • Fistful of coriander leaves
  • 1 onion – sliced
  • 1 tomato – chopped
  • Spices
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 4 cloves
    • 1″ piece cinnamon
    • 2 cardamoms
    • 1 teaspoon jeera


  1. Wash and soak the basmati rice for 20 minutes approximately. Drain water and keep aside.
  2. Make spinach puree by grinding the spinach leaves, garlic, ginger and chillies in a blender
  3. Heat about 2 tablespoon of oil or ghee in a pressure cooker and saute the 5 spices for a couple minutes.
  4. Add the onions, saute till they start browning, and then add the tomatoes and saute till they turn mushy
  5. Add the mint leaves and coriander leaves and saute for a minute
  6. Add the peas and saute for about 2 minutes
  7. Add the spinach puree and saute for about 2 minutes
  8. Add the rice and about half a tablespoon of salt. Mix gently.
  9. Add 1 cup of water. At this point add a little dash of garam masala if you like to spice it up more.
  10. Close the pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles. Wait till the pressure subsides before opening.
  11. Eat.