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Spinach Kofta Biryani [Vegetarian Recipe]

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Cooking time: 60 minutes

Servings: 4


What is Spinach Kofta Biryani?

Spinach Kofta Biryani is a highly seasoned dish which is layered with fragrant long-grained rice. They are prepared with tomato gravy, sautéed vegetables, and spinach koftas. Spinach Kofta Biryani is a perfect delicious one pot meal, and you can serve this heavenly recipe with any salad and raita of your choice.


This recipe is a follow-up to Spinach Kofta. See Spinach Kofta recipe here:

Let’s learn to make Spinach Kofta Biryani in easy to understand quick steps.


Ingredients for the gravy layer:

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 12 cup, tomato puree
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 12 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp  red chili powder
  • 34 tsp garam masala powder
  • 14 cup cream
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • salt to taste


Ingredients for rice layer:

  • 2 cups basmati rice, boiled till almost cooked


Ingredients for vegetable layer:

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 potato, layered
  • a pinch of salt
  • 14 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp oil


Method for the gravy:

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaf and cumin seeds. When cumin seeds start to splutter, add chopped onions, and saute till they become brown.
  2. Now add tomato puree, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder and chili powder, salt and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. After that add garam masala powder and cream. Cook for 2 more minutes. Gravy is ready. Keep aside.


Method for vegetable layer:

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add sliced potato along with turmeric powder, and salt. Let them cook for 4 minutes.
  2. Now add the bell pepper, and sliced onions. Let them sauté for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and keep aside.


Method for Biryani:

  1. Pre-heated oven at 200°C (400°F).
  2. Take an oven safe bowl, and grease it with oil.
  3. Take 14th of rice and spread to form layer 1.
  4. Now add half of the sautéed vegetables to form layer 2.
  5. Take other 14thof rice and spread to form layer 3.
  6. Add all of the gravy to form layer 4. Slice koftas in half and arrange on top of the layer 4.
  7. Spread remaining rice to form layer 5.
  8. Spread remaining sautéed vegetables to form layer 6.
  9. Cover the bowl with foil or lid. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven, and serve hot with any raita or plain yogurt. Enjoy!



Happy Cooking 🙂


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