Palak paneer is an all-time favourite in India, and is increasingly popular across the world. Made with spinach and cottage cheese (paneer), this saucy and flavourful dish is worth knowing how to prepare. From an Ayurvedic perspective, paneer is excellent for the Vata and Pitta doshas, while spinach is great for Kapha. What are the health benefits of palak paneer? It’s packed with nutrients like iron, vitamins A, K, C and E, magnesium, folate, calcium, and protein. So along with pampering your taste buds, it gives you a health boost too! Here’s how to make palak paneer.
How To Make Palak Paneer
What you’ll need:
- 150 grams paneer (chopped into cubes)
- 2 cups spinach
- 4 tbsp oil
- ½ cup onions (finely chopped)
- 1 tsp ginger
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- ½ cup tomatoes
- ½ tsp dried fenugreek leaves
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 2 pieces of green cardamom
- 2 cloves
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp coriander powder
What to do:
- First, add the spinach to a blender along with the tomatoes to form a smooth paste.
- Then, heat 2 tbsp of oil.
- Add cinnamon, cardamom, cumin seeds, and cloves.
- Once the cumin seeds pop, add ginger as well as garlic.
- Then, add in the onions.
- After they cook well, add the coriander powder and fenugreek.
- Pour in a cup water and let the mixture thicken.
- Then, pour in the spinach paste.
- Once the spinach is cooked, add the paneer.
- Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Enjoy with rice or chapatis (Indian flat bread).
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