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  • Serves: 4 Servings

Palak Paneer

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Category: Indian, Main Dish, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Oil
  • 1 c Paneer cheese, cubed
  • 1 md Onion, chopped
  • 1 ts Garlic
  • 1 ts Garam masala
  • 1 ts Ginger (opt)
  • 1/4 ts Red chili powder
  • 1 lb Frozen spinach
  • 1 lg Tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 ts Red chili powder


This curried spinach dish features paneer, an Indian cheese available
in Indian or ethnic supermarkets. Substitute cubes of firm tofu or 1
cup of green peas if paneer is unavailable.

Heat oil for deep frying. Fry cheese cubes until golden brown. Drain
on paper towels. Saute onions in a saucepan or wok with 3 tablespoons
of the oil. "Splutter fry" garlic, garam masala, ginger and chili
powder. Add spinach and tomatoes. If using green peas, mix in here.
Lower heat and cook 20-30 minutes; until spinach cooks down into a
pastalike consistency. Raise heat and "fimmer" until the oil floats
to the top. Add the cheese or tofu. Heat and serve. Serve 2 as a main
dish, 4 if served with other dishes.

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