Healthy Palak Paneer Recipe | പാലക്ക് പനീർ | Vegetarian Recipe

2015-09-10
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  • Yield : 250 gm
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

Healthy Palak Paneer Recipe / പാലക്ക് പനീർ /  Vegetarian Recipe

Palak Paneer Recipe / പാലക്ക് പനീർ is a healthy and delicious North Indian Recipe. Palak paneer is a combination of palak (പാലക്ക് ചീര, spinach) and paneer (പനീർ, Indian cottage cheese). It is a very nutritious and tasty side dish and goes well with any kind of rotis. As North Indian dishes are getting popular in Kerala, the ingredients are also started getting in the market.

Palak Paneer Recipe - പാലക്ക് പനീർ - Easy Vegetarian Recipe

Palak Paneer Recipe – പാലക്ക് പനീർ – Easy Vegetarian Recipe

Paneer is made from boiled milk by curdling it by lemon juice or vinegar. Paneer is different from curd as curd is made by the bacterial fermentation of milk. 

Both palak and paneer are very healthy and nutritious. Cottage cheese contains Vitamin D, which along with calcium, facilitates in preventing cavities and wearing down of the tooth enamel. It prevents osteoporosis caused by the deficiency of calcium. Spinach contains antioxidants, vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids and folic acid for maintaining a healthy heart and fibre that helps to prevent constipation.

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Ingredients

  • Palak (പാലക്ക് ചീര, spinach) - 250 gm
  • Paneer (പനീർ, Indian cottage cheese) - 200 gm
  • Garlic - 3 cloves
  • Green chillies - 4 nos
  • Onion - 1 (chopped)
  • Tomato - 2 (chopped)
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cream - 3 tsp

Method

Step 1

Wash and clean the palak leaves very well with water. Remove the stems. Cut the paneer into medium sized cubes.

Step 2

Heat 3 cups of water in a pan and add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to it. Add the palak leaves to hot water and close the pan with a lid and cook for 4 minutes. Switch off the flame.

Step 3

Drain the water using a strainer. Grind the spinach leaves without adding water along with chopped green chillies to a smooth consistency. Keep this mixture aside.

Step 4

Heat butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds. When they began to change colour add chopped garlic cloves, chopped onions. Stir well and cook for 4 minutes.

Step 5

Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Add red chilly powder and mix well.

Step 6

Add the palak puree and salt. Cook this in a low flame for 3 minutes.

Step 7

Add paneer cubes, garam masala and cook for 5 minutes till the paneer pieces become soft.

Step 8

Finally, add fresh cream and switch off the flame.

Step 9

Tasty Palak Paneer is ready.

Step 10

Serve hot with rotis, chapathis, naan.

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