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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Palak Paneer Bhurji (Scrambled spinach & cottage cheese)


So here is again a very simple recipe, Palak Paneer bhurji is very quick n easy to prepare and at the same time it has an amazing flavour. Usually we prepare Palak paneer with gravy but here is the dry version. Its best to keep in the tiffin and also very healthy as it contains goodness of paneer and spinach. Its very light to have even. It goes well with chapatis/paranthas. We can even mix it with cooked rice and your palak paneer rice is ready :)

Ingredients:

  • Palak/spinach - 1 bundle 
  • Grated paneer/crumbled cottage cheese - 1 cup (I used Home made paneer)
  • Onion (finely chopped) - 1/4 cup
  • Garlic (finely chopped) - 1 tsp
  • Ginger (finely chopped) - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp (I used red chilli flakes 1/2 tsp)
  • Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsps
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp


Method:

  • Wash the spinach leaves very well and finely chop it.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and ginger to it. 
  • As the raw flavour of garlic & ginger goes, add onions to it and saute util they are golden brown.
  • Now add all the spices except garam masala and salt. Also add a tbsp of water, so that the spices don't burn. Cook for some time.
  • Add spinach and salt, cook for some time. Do not cover, let it cook on medium heat.
  • When spinach is done add paneer and mix well. 
  • Also add garam masala powder.
  • Serve hot.
The other simple way to cook palak paneer bhurji:
Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and saute a bit. Then add chilli flakes and straight away add spinach to it. Add salt to taste (but a bit less as spinach tends to reduce). When done add paneer to it, mix n fry for 2 minutes. Serve hot

Thank you n Happy Cooking
Priyanka


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