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palak paneer Recipe
|Spinach/1 box of frozen spinach||1 Pound|
|Paneer||100 Gram (ricotta cheese, you can get it in any indian grocery store in frozen section)|
|Onion||1 Small, finely chopped|
|Tomato||1 Small, pureed|
|Cumin seeds||1 Teaspoon|
|Kasuri methi||1 Tablespoon (dried fenugreek leaves)|
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 575 Calories from Fat 316
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36 g55.3%
Saturated Fat 5.4 g26.9%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 10 mg3.3%
Sodium 1098.4 mg45.8%
Total Carbohydrates 45 g15.1%
Dietary Fiber 15.1 g60.5%
Sugars 16.4 g
Protein 30 g59.6%
Vitamin A 885.2% Vitamin C 491.5%
Calcium 65.2% Iron 99.1%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Heat oil in a pan. Fry the paneer pieces on 'medium' heat till they turn slightly brown. keep the paneer pieces aside.
Boil the water , blanch the spinach for few seconds then remove and place in ice water.
Now blend the spinach along with green chilies in blender or food processer for about 10 to 15 seconds.
Heat 2 tbspn oil in a deep dish or kadhai.
Add cumin seeds ,bay leaf and kasuri methi( you can use fresh methi leaves as well).
Now add finely chopped onion.cook untill onion turns brown.
Add pureed tomato and cook untill you see oil in the sides of the dish .
Now pour the spinach puree.cook it for 5 minutes.
Add fried paneer pieces.and let it cook for another minute or two.
serve hot with parathas,phulkas,naan.
TIPS :While boiling water for blanching spinach add a tspn salt.blanch spinach rather than boil as the process will set the colour of spinach
You can add 2tpspn of freah cream or sour cream to give it a richer taste.
you can find kasuri methi in any indian grocery store .if not you can use fresh methi leaves as well