It was that time of the year and I was extremely busy partying and vacationing! That's why you haven't seen me here for a while. My friend was visiting from Seattle and we had such a great time together. She left and then my sister visited and we had even more partying and fun! Now, all have left. Its just me and my routine...sob sob.
But, the good part of the routine is that I get to blog!
I'm starting off the new year with a healthy recipe. Palak Paneer. One of my favorite paneer recipes. Its easy to prepare and oh so tasty too. And of course Healthy if you can control the oil and cream! I made it without any cream - just kept it simple.
Take a big bunch of fresh spinach. Wash well multiple times to remove any dirt or mud sticking to it.
Add the washed spinach to a pot of boiling water for about 3-4 mins.
Look at that bright green color. I want a sari in this color! LOL!
Chop up some onions, green chillies and ginger. Cut the ginger into thin long strips.
Add about a tsp of oil. Add some jeera when hot. Then, add the green chillies and ginger. Saute till done.
Meanwhile, move the cooked spinach to a food processor and just pulse a couple of times. Don't make it all liquidy and smooth. Save some texture on there. That tastes way better than completely juiced!
Now, add the pulsed spinach to the sauteed onions.
Add salt, a pinch of turmeric powder, red chilli powder and a tsp of garam masala. Mix well and let it cook for about 6-8 mins.
Chop up some paneer into small pieces.
Fry them in a little bit of oil till nicely cooked on all sides.
Add the fried paneer to the palak. Cook for a few mins covered. This make the paneer absorb all the flavor and also make it softer.
There's our Palak Paneer. Hearty, Healthy and Absolutely Awesome!
Enjoy. Peace Out!