Palak Paneer Rice for Babies and Toddlers
by Tarla Dalal
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This Palak Paneer Rice for Babies is a delicacy that appeals to most toddlers because of its bright green colour. Kids who are 1 year and above also love the soft, chewy texture of paneer, which makes it doubly delightful.
Spinach in this Spinach and Paneer Pulao provides much-needed folic acid for your growing baby while paneer is a good source of calcium and protein.
Serve this satiating Palak Paneer Rice for Babies and Toddlers with a cup of fresh curds, to make a delicious meal for lunch or dinner.
Enjoy how to make Palak Paneer Rice for Babies and Toddlers recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
- Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the rice and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the spinach, paneer, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Serve the palak paneer rice for babies and toddlers
Palak Paneer Rice (Baby and Toddler) Video of Tarla Dalal
Palak Paneer Rice for Babies and Toddlers recipe with step by step photos
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Palak Paneer Rice for Babies and Toddlers is a healthy fare for babies above 1 year of age who have started eating homely food cooked for all.
You need to remember is to cut down on the spice while cooking for babies.
This Spinach and Paneer Rice for Babies and Toddlers is rich in protein, vitamin A, folic acid, calcium and a few micronutrients too.
Feed Palak Paneer Rice to your toddler in an upright position, while sitting down on the table. Do not form a habit of playing around the house and eating.
Be innovative and occasionally feed your child in plates of different sizes, shapes and colours.
Motivate your child to hold small bites of food and eat on his/her own.
For Palak Paneer Rice for Babies, and Toddlers first choose spinach that has vibrant deep green leaves and stems with no signs of yellowing. The leaves should look fresh and tender, and not be wilted or bruised. Avoid those that have a slimy coating as this is an indication of decay. Spinach is rich in thiamin, folic acid, magnesium, fibers, etc. To read in detail about the nutritional benefits of spinach, refer our article about Health Benefits of Spinach.
Then wash the spinach leaves with water to get rid of any dirt.
Chop the spinach leaves with the help of a sharp knife. Do not chop them roughly as that may be difficult for the babies to chew on. Keep the chopped palak aside.
Chop the paneer into small pieces and keep aside.
Next we need to prepare the rice for Spinach and Paneer Rice for Babies and Toddlers. For that first clean and wash the rice with clean water.
Drain the water well and discard it. Keep the washed rice aside.
Now take a clean pressure cooker and add ½ tsp of ghee to it. Allow the ghee to heat.
Once the ghee melts, add the cumin seeds. Allow the cumin seeds to crackle.
Add the washed and drained rice to it to make sumptuous Palak Paneer Pulao for Toddlers.
Sauté the rice in ghee on a medium flame for 1 minute. This enhances the flavour of rice.
Add the chopped spinach.
Add the chopped paneer.
Add salt. Since this Palak Paneer Chawal is for toddlers, add restricted amounts of salt. Use of excessive salt in cooking is a habit which is developed since childhood. Avoid it.
Add 1 cup of water for cooking and mix well using a ladle.
Close the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Let the steam escape before opening the lid.
This is how the Spinach and Paneer Chawal for babies looks after cooking.
Serve the Palak Paneer Rice for Babeis and Toddlers lukewarm to your growing baby.
If your child loves paneer, try other paneer based recipes for toddlers like Paneer and Vegetable Paratha for Babies and Toddler and Bulgur Wheat and Paneer Pulao for Babies and Toddler.
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