How to make Palak Paneer and Rice Casserole -

An appetising baked cassrole layered with pasta sauce, palak paneer rice and a generous amount of cheese cubes.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Spinach (पालक), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Palak Paneer and Rice Casserole

Palak Paneer and Rice Casserole Recipe Card


Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Paneer and Rice Casserole Recipe

  • Spinach blanched & chopped 1 bunch

  • Rice cooked 3 cups

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into ½ cm cubes 100 grams

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Pasta sauce 1 cup

  • Cheddar cheese cut into ½ cm cubes 100 grams


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180ºC.

Step 2

Heat oil and butter in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and let them change colour.

Step 3

Add onion and sauté till it is translucent. Add spinach, mix and sauté till the moisture dries up.

Step 4

Add rice and salt, mix and cook for a minute. Drizzle some water, cover and cook for two to three minutes.

Step 5

Spread the pasta sauce evenly in an oval glass baking dish. Top with a layer of prepared rice mixture and add cottage cheese and cheddar cheese cubes on top.

Step 6

Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for ten to fifteen minutes.

Step 7

Serve hot.

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