BM #87 Day 18 - 

To end this series of Kid's Lunch box Ideas, here is another of my little one's favorite. It is so easy to put together and healthy as well so I prefer to make this weekly once for her.

Please note that I have barely used any spices as my little one cannot handle the spicy stuff. So I added only some pepper powder and loads of nuts.

Here is the recap this week's ideas posted -

Ingredients - 

Cooked Rice 1 cup
Palak, finely chopped, handfull
Paneer, shredded 1/4 cup
Onion, finely chopped 2 Tbsp
Tomato puree 2 Tbsp
Ginger-Garlic 1/2 tsp
Green Chili paste as needed (I didn't add)
Salt, Pepper and Turmeric as needed
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Chopped nuts handful, Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp)
Lemon/Lime Juice as needed

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan add oil, chopped nuts and cumin seeds. After they crackle, saute ginger-garlic paste for a few seconds and then saute onions until golden brown.

Add in the tomato puree, turmeric and salt. Let it boil and the mixture come together. Cover and let it cook for a couple minutes.

Add in the chopped palak and shredded paneer. Mix well and let the flavors blend for a few minutes.

Sprinkle garam masala and pepper. Add in cooked rice, mix well. Remove from heat. Sprinkle lemon juice.


Preparation Time 15 minutes
Serves 1


  1. Paalak Paneer rice sounds very different from what I generally make . I like the idea of using crumbled paneer , it is such a pleasant change from the regular cubes . Perfect lunch box recipe !

  2. Never thought of making this as a lunch box idea.. Brilliant... Sure to make this!!

  3. Palak and Paneer are such a classical combination. Those two with lots of nuts in the rice sounds so delicious. Perfect for kid's lunch box..

  4. Sandhiya Says:
  5. Spinach and paneer rice rocks, love the combo. But haven't tried it with rice. Great share, perfect for lunch box.

  6. Srividhya Says:
  7. Wow paneer and palak in rice... I wouldn't have thought about that combination with rice. Great idea Harini. Thanks for sharing. Will try it out.

  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. WOw, this rice will definitely please my paneer loving kid, adding spinach sounds too good and healthy as well. Lovely dish there.

  10. Suma Gandlur Says:
  11. Love this new version of palak panerr rice. It can be adapted to suit anyone's taste preferences.

  12. Srivalli Says:
  13. Kids lunch box always makes me standup and notice! and if you say this is your kids favorite, then I will surely make note to try on mine..:)..

  14. Mayuri Patel Says:
  15. A good choice for lunch box idea as most kids love paneer and a bit of spinach added. I like the idea of grating the paneer rather than using cubes.

  16. Pavani Says:
  17. I love the combination of paneer and palak. This rice dish sounds just perfect for my kids lunchbox too.

  18. I love palak rice and paneer rice so the combination of both in rice must have tasted just amazing. I love any kind of variety rice recipes.

  19. Perfect rice for lunch boxes! Looks delicious! I love to make such quick rice dishes with leftover rice, it beautifully awakens the old rice and gets ready in minutes too!

  20. My little one loves anything that is green and palak rice is one of his favorite. Mix the paneer and it will become one of his ever favorite one. Love it for lunch box!

  21. Unknown Says:
  22. This is such an amazing combo and loved your idea of crumbling the paneer into the rice.. This is such an amazing kid's friendly lunch box recipe !!

  23. preeti garg Says:
  24. I made palak paneer paratha, sandwich and curry.. never thought about rice.. greeat idea and healthy too.

  25. Padmajha Says:
  26. Palak paneer gravy is something we see often,palak paneer rice sounds so different and nice too! One other way to get my kid have palak!

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