Today being an off day, I decided to make something quick, tasty and different. I checked my fridge and found that my veggie stock was running out… all I had was a bunch of spinach and 3 potatoes and a few tomatoes.. So, I decided to put them in use.

1 cup rice (I used surti kolam, u can even use basmati for pulav)

2 onions, sliced

1 piece ginger, chopped

2 green chillies slit into two

1 tomato chopped

3 medium potatoes, cut into cubes

half bunch spinach, cleaned and chopped

1/4th tsp turmeric powder

1/2 to 1 tsp red chilli powder

salt to taste

For garnish

Oil 2 tbsp
cumin seeds 1 tsp
saunf 1/2 tsp
badi elaichi 2
cardamom 3
bay leaf 1
cloves 3
cinnamon stick 1 piece


1. wash the rice and keep aside.

2. take a pan, and oil and all the ingredients mentioned under garnish.. Once it crackles add onions and a pinch of salt and let it brown.

3. Add the chopped tomatoes and when the tomatoes are done add the spinach, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and cook for two minutes.

4. Add the rice and add 2-3 cups of water( amount of water depends on the method of cooking as well as type of rice. If you are using a cooker use little less water.)

5. Add salt and mix and cover the pan. On a medium heat let it cook and in between check for water.

6. Once the rice is almost done, turn off the gas and leave it covered for 5-7 mins.

7. In the meantime, take another pan and add 2tsp oil and add the cubed potatoes, salt and 1tsp garam masala and roast it well.. toss the potatoes well. Onces the potatoes are well roasted, Garnish your spinach pulav with it and serve hot with curd and pickle.