Palak Paneer (Tofu)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 154.5
  • Total Fat: 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.1 mg
  • Sodium: 45.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 17.3 g

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spicy and creamy spinach curry with cottage cheese (adapted from ) spicy and creamy spinach curry with cottage cheese (adapted from )
Number of Servings: 4


    fresh Spinach - 1 bunch
    paneer/ cottage cheese/ firm tofu - 400 gms
    2 green chillies
    3 tsp garlic paste
    coriander powder - 1.5 tsp
    cumin powder 1 tsp
    red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
    dry kasoori methi (fenugreek leaves) - 1/2 tsp crushed
    turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

    spices for tempering
    cumin seeds 1 tsp
    1 bay leaf
    1/2 inch cinnamon stick
    1 brown cardamom
    3 cloves
    7 peppercorn


heat 1 cup water (dont let it boil) add washed spinach, cook for 5 min till it wilts, drain and reserve water, puree spinach .

on a non stick pan, spray pam, add 1 nch pieces of paneer, salt and pepper, saute until edges are light brown and slightly crunchy sprinkle some lemon juice and keep aside

mix coriander, cumin and red chilli powder in a bowl in 2 tbsp water to make a paste

heat oil , add cumin and other spices, let them splutter for 1-2 min
add garlic cook till it turns brown, then add turmeric, saute for 1 min
add red chilli paste and saute until oil starts to ooze out
add green chillies and fenugreek leaves, cook 1-2 min
add spinach puree and the reserved water
let it simmer for 5-10 min
add paneer pieces and simmer another 5 min
and serve over rice or chapati

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ARPITAK.

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