How to make Baked Palak Paneer Rice - A visual delight, it is also healthy.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cooked basmati rice (पके हुए बासमती चावल),

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Baked Palak Paneer Rice

Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

For more recipes related to Baked Palak Paneer Rice checkout Rice In Lotus Leaf, Thai Biryani, Thai Style Fried Rice. You can also find more Rice recipes like Khatte Meethe Chawal, Mutton Biryani, Tomato and Olive Rice, Thai Fried Rice.

Baked Palak Paneer Rice Recipe Card

Baked Palak Paneer Rice

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Baked Palak Paneer Rice Recipe

  • Cooked basmati rice 2 cups

  • For palak layer

  • Spinach puree 1 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder a pinch

  • For paneer layer

  • Paneer (Cottage cheese) crumbled 300 grams

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Tomato basil pasta sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) a pinch

  • Spinach leaves (palak) cut into thin strips 45

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Sesame oil (til oil) toasted 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non stick wok and 2 tbsps oil in a non stick pan. Add cumin seeds to the wok and when they begin to change colour, add garlic and saute for ½ minute. Add onion and saute.

Step 2

Add crumbled cottage cheese to the pan and saute. Add tomato basil pasta sauce and mix well. Add spinach puree to the wok and mix. Preheat an oven to 180°C. Heat all the rice in the microwave.

Step 3

Add salt and garam masala powder to the spinach mixture and mix well. Add salt and dried fenugreek leaves to the cottage cheese mixture and mix well.

Step 4

Add half the rice to the spinach mixture and half to the cottage cheese mixture and mix well.

Step 5

Adjust salt in both the wok and the pan and cook for a minute. Grease a round steel mould over an oven proof plate. Put some of the spinach rice and press well.

Step 6

Over this put a layer of cottage cheese rice and press. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. You can serve it without baking too.

Step 7

Top with a little crackling spinach and serve hot.

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