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Paalak Paneer Spinach with Indian cottage cheese – Side dish for chapathy

palak paneer is one of the famous Punjabi dish which is having as a side for chapathy , poori. This is made with palak or spinach leaves with paneer. In Tamil, palak is called as Pasalai keerai. This is having a lot of health benefits. Spinach is a bunch of Nutrients like Vitamins, minerals, etc.. It helps to reduce weight because, it is fat free, cholesterol free and very less calories. It keeps you young hence spinach helps to reduce the old age problems. It will be very helpful for high BP people. Palak paneer is a very tasty dish for all kind of people. A healthy side dish with the combination of green and white color…. Wow!.. Very nice and tasty….Must try…
Basic information :
Preparation time : 10 Mins
Cooking time : 20 Mins
Serve for : 4 Persons
Ingredients :
To grind :
Spinach : 1 Bunch
Green chilly : 3 Nos
Ginger : 1 Inch
Garlic : 3 Cloves
For Gravy :
Oil : 2 Tsp
Onion : 2 Nos
Fennel seeds : 1/4 Tsp
Tomato puree : 3 Tsp
Turmeric powder :” 1/4 Tsp
Cumin powder : 1/2 Tsp
Garam masala : 1/2 Tsp
Salt : To taste
Paneer : 50 Gm
Method :
Separate the spinach or palak leaves from the stem and allow it to boil with adding 1 teaspoon of sugar and salt. (Sugar is optional.If we add sugar, the spinach colour will not be change).
After the leaves boiled, drain the water and grind it as paste with adding grinding ingredients when getting cool.
Heat oil in a pan, add fennel seeds. Add nicely chopped onions and saute well, till the onion get transparent.
Add tomato puree, masala powders and mix it well.
Add ground leaves green paste and water. Allow it to boil till the raw smell goes.
Cut the paneer and add it in the warm water for 4-5 minutes. After that, drain the warm water and add it in the green gravy.
The tasty palak paneer is ready to serve. Transfer to the serving dish and serve with hot chapathy..
Please try and you will surely like it.

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