Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer or Spinach and Cheese is magnificent blend of protein rich paneer and the goodness of palak (spinach).


Palak ( Spinach) ------------------250 grams
Paneer ( Cheese ) -----------------250 grams
Green Chillies ---------------------2
Ginger Chopped--------------------1 Inch piece
Garlic ------------------------------7 seeds
Cumin seeds ------------------------1/2 teaspoon
Tomato puree ----------------------- 2 tablespoon
Red chilli powder --------------------1/2 teaspoon
Cream ------------------------------ 2 tablespoon


Wash and remove the stems from the palak leaves. Pressure cook for two minutes. Drain excess water and let it cool down. Grind the cooled spinach, garlic and green chillies together in a mixer grinder in a coarse paste( avoid grinding too much). Cut paneer into small 1 inch pieces.

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When they crackle, add tomato puree, red chilli powder, ginger juliennes salt and saute for a minute. Now add the spinach paste and stir. When the spinach gravy comes to a boil add paneer cubes. Cook further for a few minutes and add cream to it.


Palak Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)
Spinach is known as a rich source of iron and calcium. It is rich in antioxidants, especially when fresh, steamed, or quickly boiled. It also contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, folic acid and omega-3 fatty acids.

Paneer ( Cheese)
It is rich source of calcium, protein, phosphorus and fat. A 30-gram (1.1 oz) serving of Cheddar cheese contains about 7 grams (0.25 oz) of protein and 200 milligrams of calcium.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, a first timer here....u have few wonderful creation here....loved all....n u have good quality pics as well.....palak paneer is one of those dish that left me in pain after several trial n disaster outcomes... i will try ur recipe next time i plan to put my hubby under experiment:)...visit my blog when u find time...m following you, guess I am the first one...