Recipe: Paneer + Spinach + Aloo Rice

My son is allergic to all legumes. And we are vegetarians. It becomes very hard for me to come up with protein options for his food.  This recipe is my go-to and I make it several times a week.


  1. Spinach – 1/2 cup chopped fine
  2. Aloo – 1/4 cup cubed
  3. Paneer – crumbled – 2 tbsp
  4. Rice – 1/4 cup
  5. Ghee – 1tbsp
  6. Fennel seeds – pinch
  7. Turmeric – pinch
  8. Jeera – pinch
  9. Mustard – pinch
  10. Peppercorns – 2


  1. Heat ghee in a pan and add the highlighted (#6 through #10)
  2. After 15-20 seconds add the vegetables and paneer, toss for 10 seconds.
  3. Add the rice and 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 tsp salt.
  4. Cook until the rice is well done. (or transfer into a pressure cooker and cook under pressure for 7-8 mins.

I was born Indian and as such my cooking has Indian influence. Also, my mom and mom-in-law influence a lot of what I feed my son (in fact they have a huge say in everything related to my son). I was advised to use little spice and salt, a lot of ghee and to cook food thoroughly for easy digestion.

Aloo= Potato
Paneer = Indian Cottage Cheese
Ghee= Clarified Butter


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