Xtra healthy palak paneer
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Xtra healthy palak paneer is a healthier version of normal palak paneer. It has 2 ingredients which increase the nutrition quotient and also gives it a good taste. You can serve it with roti or rice for lunch or dinner.
  • Palak/Spinach – 250 gms
  • Paneer/ Indian cottage cheese – 250 grams
  • Moong dal -2tbsp
  • Gram flour or besan – 1tsp
  • Onion – 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Tomato – 2 medium, finely chopped
  • Green chilies – 3-4, finely chopped(reduce/add according to your taste)
  • Garlic – 5-8 cloves
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Red chili powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Cream for garnishing (optional)
  1. First of all, wash, and chop spinach. Peel ginger and garlic and add everything with moong dal and green chillies in a pressure cooker.
  2. Cook it for 15-20 minutes. After 4 whistles, simmer it for some time so that dal gets properly cooked.
  3. Meanwhile, you can start the tadka preperation. Fry onions till they turn pink. Add besan and cook for few minutes.
  4. Add the tomato pureed and some salt, turmeric and red chilly powder. Cook till the tomatoes are properly cooked.
  5. Cut paneer into pieces and keep aside.
  6. Now open the cooker and let it cool by transferring to a pan.
  7. Now take a blender and blend the spinach to a smooth puree.
  8. Pour in the pureed spinach into the tadka and sauté for few minutes so that it absorbs the flavors of the spices.
  9. When the spinach curry has thickened, add the paneer and cook for another minute or two.
  10. Top it up with some cream and serve hot with rotis or rice.
You can use ghee instead of oil for the tadka.
You can even blanch spinach instead of pressure cooking but dal needs pressure cooking.
Colour of palak paneer is not an indication of how healthy the recipe is or not. Dark green colour is also ok as it shows that it's properly cooked.
Recipe by Kreativemommy at https://kreativemommy.com/healthy-palak-paneer/