Desperately seeking healthy lunchbox ideas? Pregnant mother dealing with heartburn issues? Or is it just another week where you’re deliberately trying to include Palak in your meal ’cause your mom said so? Oh and do you have a stubborn kid at home that hates Spinach?
Comes to rescue — Healthy + YUMMYLICIOUS Indian Vegetarian Gravy == Palak Paneer!!!
It’s a delicious and moderately spiced traditional Indian dish that is nutritious and fully packed with Protein, Magnesium, Folate, Vitamin A, K, Potassium, and Calcium. THIS is WHY all the fuss for Palak Paneer!
There are multiple variations of this recipe and I’ve tried and tested all of them. One happy news is that every recipe is easy, stress free and doesn’t require shopping for ingredients. Palak Paneer recipe essentially just needs Onions + Spinach + Cream + Cashew Nuts + Tomatoes (can even do without them!). Obsessed with presentation that I am, I prefer Paneer that is grilled/broiled/pan-fried until golden and added to the gravy sauce to soak up the flavor, finally garnish it with grated Paneer and a dash of cream.
The prep time on this dish is only about 15mins with a total cook time of 30-45minutes. Yes- THAT quick and painless!
PS: Palak Paneer pairs great with Tandoori Rotis, Naan (plain/garlic/butter), Phulkas, plain Parathas, all kinds of Kulchas, Jeera Rice, Veg Pulao or plain Biryani Rice
Tips to retain the “Green-ness” of Palak Paneer