My daughter loves spinach and paneer, she likes all the curries I make with them, especially the Palak Paneer, it's her favorite side dish for rotis. But sometimes when I want to do something simple with spinach and paneer, but still very tasty, then this Palak Paneer Bhurji is my option. This goes very well with plain rotis or as a filling for sandwiches and masala dosas, or even mix it with some white rice, try it, I am sure you'll love it..
Need To Have
- Spinach - chopped, 2 cups packed
- Grated Paneer/ Indian Cottage Cheese - 1/2 cup
- Onion - 1 medium, chopped
- Garlic - 2 cloves, grated
- Grated Ginger - 2 teaspoon
- Tomato - 1 medium, chopped
- Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- Red Chilly Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
- Kasuri Methi - 1 tablespoon
- Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
- Salt - to taste
Kasuri Methi - Dried Fenugreek Leaves
Heat some oil, add the cumin seeds, when it starts sizzling, add the onions, ginger and garlic and saute for 2 minutes, ( that green leafy thing in the picture is because I had chopped the onions on the same cutting board after the spinach ).
Then add the tomatoes and saute for a minute. Add the salt, turmeric, chilly and coriander powders, saute till the tomatoes become mushy.
Now add the chopped spinach, keep cooking till the spinach is done. Add the grated paneer and mix till the mixture becomes thick and dry. Finally add the kasuri methi ( crushed slightly between your palms ), mix well and remove.
You can use chopped frozen spinach for this.
Can use store bought or homemade paneer.
Kasuri methi is available in Indian grocery stores, it gives a unique flavor, but if you are not able to find it, add 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala and 1/2 teaspoon of fenugreek seed powder.