A tasty dish packed with nutrients, equally comforting & oh-so delicious!
Spinach 11 oz
Paneer cubes /Cottage cheese 400 grams
Oil 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Onions 1/2 cup fine chopped
Garlic 2 tbsp mince
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilli 4 pcs
Green chilli 4 pcs
Coriander leaves 1/2 cup
Yogurt 1/2 cup
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Water 1 cup (1/2 cup to make spinach puree + 1/2 cup for gravy)
Ghee 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Rinse spinach leaves very well in running water.
Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add 1 tsp salt to the hot water and then give it a stir. Add spinach leaves and boil them for 1-2 minutes.
Strain the leaves and transfer them immediately to a bowl of ice water. Leave it for 1-2 minutes, this will help preserve the rich green colour of spinach leaves.
Squeeze and drain all water and transfer the leaves to a blender. Add green chilli, coriander leaves and 1/2 cup of water, blend to make a smooth puree.
Heat oil in a pan and add raw cumin seeds, dry red chilli. Let them splutter.
Add finely chopped garlic and onions. Saute until the chopped onions become slightly golden.
Add turmeric powder and salt to taste. Add yogurt in the mix and saute for couple minutes.
Add spinach puree to the pan and mix everything together. Add water as required, depending on how thick/thin you like your gravy. We added approximately 1/2 cup.
Add paneer cubes and slowly stir everything together.
Add garam masala, lime juice and 1 tbsp of ghee. Give everything another stir and check if the cheese/paneer has soften.