Like many Indian dishes, the much-loved palak paneer (spinach and fresh cheese) starts with humble ingredients that are transformed with the deft use of spices. A full 2 pounds of spinach cooks down to create the creamy sauce. Browned paneer (Indian-style firm, fresh cheese) makes the dish substantial enough for a vegetarian main. All you need to add is a side of naan bread or steamed rice. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Prerna Singh.
- Cut the paneer into 1- to 1 1/2-inch cubes. Chop the onion and set aside. Chop the tomato and set aside separately. Scrape peel from the ginger with a spoon, and coarsely chop the ginger. Grind the ginger, garlic, and jalapeño into a coarse paste in a mini food processor, or finely chop. Trim roots and coarse part of stems from the spinach. Rinse spinach well and spin dry, then chop. Set ingredients aside.
- Line a plate with paper towels. Heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add the paneer and fry, turning occasionally, until light golden all over, 5-10 minutes. Transfer to the plate and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a very large frying pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and cook, stirring often, until slightly softened, about 8 minutes. Add the ginger-garlic paste and cook, stirring often, until slightly softened, about 30 seconds.
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|Calories270Calories from Fat120|
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|Calories from Fat120|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.