Palak Paneer / Spinach Cottage cheese

in Natural Medicine2 months ago (edited)

Hello beautiful foodies! Palak paneer is a vegetarian dish mainly consist of cottage cheese and pureed spinach mildly infused with fragrant spices. However, this luscious sauce can be accompanied with tofu if paneer is unavailable.
Today I am going to share how I cook my palak paneer.

Beforehand, my heartwarming thank you to the team of #naturalmedicine #plantbased #vegan @justinParke @riverflows for this wonderful Plant Power challenge.

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Ingredients:

Spinach 2bunches
Cottage cheese / paneer 200grms
Onion 1 big
Ginger, turmeric, garlic paste 1tspn
Tomato 1med.
Fresh cream 2-3 tbspn
Curry leaves (optional)

Spices:

Coriander powder 1/2 tspn
Chili powder 1/2 tspn
Cumin seeds (coarse )1/4 tspn
Turmeric 1/4 tspn
Nutmeg powder a pinch ( optional )

Methods:

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Heat oil in a pan. Add in cumin & onion saute till translucent.

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Add in ginger garlic paste. Continue to saute till raw smell goes off

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Add in to tomato. Put to lid. Cook in low fire.
Stir occasionally.

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Add in salt coriander, chili, turmeric powder
Continue to saute till raw smell is gone.

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Add in paneer cubes. Coat with the masala, adding a 1cup of water.
Put to lid. Cook for 3min.

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Pour in pureed spinach. Stir.

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Add in Fresh cream, stir. Cook for 2min more.

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Lastly add in nutmeg powder. Stir. For 1 minute. Then switch off flame.

This is fast and easy to cook, and we accompanied it with rice or dosa.

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Note:
I have blanched the spinach before I pureed
I used 2 bunches of spinach to achieve that greenish beautiful colour of the sauce

Thank you very much for dropping by!
Stay safe and healthy!

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Thank you very much!
Have a great day!

This looks delicious, and we thank you for sharing it with us. As paneer is made from cow's milk, I wouldn't recommend using #vegan or #plantbased tags for this recipe. However, #vegetarian would be a good tag, and of course vegetarian foods are welcome in Natural Medicine too. When I make this dish, I use tofu or tempeh as a vegan substitute, it works very well.

Thanks for sharing.


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Oh I see . I am truly sorry.
Now it's clear to me.
Thank you very much.

 2 months ago 

This looks amazing and sooooo yum!! One of our fav local take-aways here in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is a little place called Yummy India and we order this dish often.

Nice to have the step by step of how to make it too!!

Thank you very much. I love this dish too as it is very light in the stomach.

This is not a vegan or plant-based recipe. Paneer should be replaced with tofu to make it vegan.

Yes. It's my mistake.
Now it's clear to me, because honestly I am confused with vegan and vegetarian. Now I know.
Thank you very much.