Lip-smacking Spinach & Cheese (Palak Paneer)

Lip-smacking Spinach & Cheese (Palak Paneer)


 Serves 4


2 Garlic Cloves – Crushed

1 Large Onion – Sliced Thinly

1 Pound of Potatoes – Cut into 1 Inch Cubes (Parboil for a quicker cook time)

1 Pound of Tomatoes – Cubed (14oz canned tomatoes can be substituted)

1 Pound of Panir (Indian Cheese) – Cut into 1 Inch Cubes

3 tbs of Sunflower Oil or Ghee

½-2 Serrano Peppers Diced (Use less if you are not a fan of hot food, use more if you are)

1 ½ tsp Turmeric – Ground

1 ½ tsp Garam Masala – Ground

2 tbsp Chopped Cilantro (Packed Tightly into measuring spoons)

1 tbsp Chopped Parsley (Packed Tightly into measuring spoons)

1/8 tsp Salt

1/8 tsp Black Pepper

½ pound Fresh Spinach Coarsely Chopped

2/3 cup warm water

Serve with Basmati Rice or with Bread

 What to do

1) Heat Pan over medium heat.  Once heated, add ghee. Add garlic, onion and as much of the serrano pepper you like. Cook until tender. Do not allow the onion or garlic to burn.

2) Add potatoes (raw or parboiled), water, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and turmeric. Bring to boil.

3) Once boiling, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Stir less frequently if using parboiled potatoes. More water may be needed to cook the raw potatoes. Add no more than a ¼ cup at a time. Cook until potatoes are tender.

4) Add parsley, cilantro, cheese, spinach and half the garam masala. Simmer uncovered for 3 minutes.

5) Add remaining garam and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for additional 5 minutes, uncovered.

6) Serve immediately over basmati rice or with bread.

7) Take for lunch the following day – This meal heats well in the microwave.

Happy Eatin’


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