Spinach Paneer Pulav

Spinach paneer pulav is one of the most frequently made rice dishes by my mom when I am around 😊  This spinach paneer pulav is a delicious combination of spinach, paneer and long grained basmati rice. This pulav is rich in iron and protein. This is a quick and easy recipe and is a tasty delight for the entire family.  I enjoyed this pulav for lunch today along with carrot raita 🙂


  • ¼ kg paneer
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 big onion, chopped
  • 1 big bunch spinach
  • 2 green chillies, chopped finely
  • 1” ginger, chopped finely
  • Few cashew nuts fried
  • 4 cups water


  • Cut paneer into small pieces
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil or ghee in a pan and fry the paneer cubes well on all sides until they turn golden brown. Drain on a colander or tissue paper and keep aside
  • Wash the spinach leaves well, cook and grind into paste adding the green chillies and ginger
  • Wash rice and soak in water for 20 minutes
  • Heat ghee or oil in a wide pan. Add cumin seeds and onions. Fry the onions till light brown
  • Add spinach chilly ginger paste, and salt and stir for some time
  • Add the required water to cook rice. When the water begins to boil, add the rice and cook
  • When the rice is almost cooked, add the paneer pieces
  • Cover the pan and cook until the water is absorbed
  • Garnish with fried cashew nuts

Serve hot with a raita of your choice


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