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Palak Paneer (Spinach & Cheese)

Saumya2k1's picture
This Indian dish contains fresh spinach and cheese in a creamy curry. Use paneer if you can get it! It is absolutely wonderful with rice or chapati (Indian flat bread).
  Sunflower oil 6 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), grated
  Grated garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) (fresh)
  Grated ginger 1 Tablespoon
  Dried red chili 2
  Red chilli 2 , dried
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (chopped finely)
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finley chopped
  Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Powdered turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Yogurt 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Spinach 3 Pound, chopped
  Fresh spinach 3 Pound, chopped
  Tomato 1 Large, quartered
  Parsley sprigs 4 (fresh)
  Parsley leaves 4
  Cottage cheese 8 Ounce
  Salt To Taste
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon

In a large saucepan heat 3 tablespoons of oil and saute garlic, 1/2 tablespoon of ginger, red chilies and onion until brown. Mix in the cumin, coriander, turmeric and yogurt (add more or less to achieve desired creaminess). Add the spinach, handfuls at a time until it is cooked down, about 15 minutes total. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Pour spinach mixture into a blender and add the tomato, the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of ginger, and parsley. Blend for 15 to 30 seconds, or until the spinach is finely chopped. Pour back into the saucepan and keep warm over low heat.
In a medium frying pan heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat, and fry cheese until browned; drain and add to spinach. Cook for 10 minutes on low heat. Season with salt to taste.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Vegan, Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Spinach & Cheese

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 587 Calories from Fat 353

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g61.8%

Saturated Fat 6.5 g32.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 11.2 mg3.7%

Sodium 852.6 mg35.5%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.5%

Dietary Fiber 17.7 g70.9%

Sugars 10.5 g

Protein 29 g58.9%

Vitamin A 1292.7% Vitamin C 355.4%

Calcium 83% Iron 116.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Palak Paneer (Spinach & Cheese) Recipe, Spinach & Cheese