I like Spinach!! I guess it was due to the familiarity that I used to end up cooking Palak Paneer almost all the time. Two days back when I saw Palak in my fridge, I decided to look for new recipes and found this on the internet. Turned out really tasty!!
1. Blanch Spinack (Palak) and make a puree out of a bunch of spinach (Palak) leaves
2. In a pan, add 1 tbsp oil. Add 1 inch ginger and 7-8 cloves of garlic
finely chopped and sauté for a minute
Add 1 medium sized onion
finely chopped and sauté. Add 2 finely chopped green chillies.
4. Add the palak puree once the onion is cooked. Add salt to taste and sauté for 2 mins on medium flame or till cooked. Remove from flame and keep aside
5. Add 1 tbsp oil in another pan. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds
. Add 2 medium sized tomatoes
chopped finely and sauté till its cooked
6. Now ½ cup of cauliflower florets
. Add ½ cup of French beans
cuts into long 1 inch pieces and ½ cup of carrot
cut into long and thin slices. Add ½ cup of paneer
7. Toss the vegatables till cooked. You can steam these vegetables before adding to the pan to reduce cooking time.
When the vegetables are cooked, add 1 tbsp red chilli powder and 1 tsp garam masala powder
9. Garnish with coriander
10. While serving, spread the palak base that you earlier prepared and then layer it with the vegetable mixture. If you mix spinach and the vegetables the whole preparation takes the green colour and hence doesn’t look as appealing as when served this way.
This dish goes very well with chappatis. In the recipe I referred too – Sanjeev Kapoor’s video
, he did not use Paneer. Paneer was my addition to the dish.