A perfect all seasons vegetarian dish:
This vegetarian dish of palak paneer is mainly comprised of two robust food ingredients i.e spinach/palak & cottage cheese/Indian cheese/paneer; spinach has high nutritional value and cottage cheese is a source of high-protein, thus when these two rich nutrient sources are combined, it is needless to say that the dish becomes powerfully nutritious and delicious.
Palak paneer/green paneer is a dish originating from the Indian subcontinent, any one who is familiar with the recipe of palak paneer will always have their individual style of preparing this dish, this recipe represents my style of preparing palak paneer which has to be easy, healthy and delicious.
The recipe of perfect all seasons vegetarian dish – Palak Paneer:
Quantity of Indian Cheese/Paneer: 200 gm of malai (cream) paneer
Quantity of Spinach Leaves: 2 generous handfuls of spinach leaves
Spinach Puree: Blanch the spinach leaves by immersing spinach leaves in adequate quantity of water, set the dish on heat until the water turns reasonably warm, strain the spinach leaves; grind sliced pieces of spinach leaves into thick puree.
Curry Paste/Sauce: Grind slices of 2 medium onions, slices of 1 big tomato and 6 garlic cloves into thick sauce.
- Saute the sauce in adequate quantity of warm, sunflower oil or any other mild-flavour vegetable oil or ghee (clarified butter), until the sauce thickness in consistency, smidgen the sauce with salt – according to preference of taste,
- Blend the mix with ¼ tsp. of turmeric powder, and ½ tsp. of garam masala – you can opt to add any garam masala of your preference, if the the garam masala is pungent in flavour, you can prefer not to add chilli powder to the dish, (Garam masala is the roasted powder mix of many spices such ascoriander, cumin, black pepper, chilli, cassia leaf, cassia, clove, black cardamom, anistar, fennel seeds etc. The flavour of garam masala varies according to the composition of different spices and ingredients in it; every brand of garam masala available in the market is dissimilar in taste, you may also find different varieties of garam masala of the same brand.)
- Blend the thick sauce with small paneer cubes, add the mix with spinach puree, simmer the combination for approximate 5 minutes in low heat.
A palak paneer dish with creamy texture and rich flavour of both spinach and paneer
This nutritious and delicious vegetarian dish of palak paneer is served with cooked rice (preferably kolam rice) or chapatti/whole wheat bread/multigrain bread.
Serving size: approx. 4
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