Sunday, June 14, 2015


Hello everyone 
As we all know that spinach is a good source of iron and many more vital nutrients but at the same time it's also true that spinach hardly makes its place in kids plate. Then it's always a big riddle that how to feed them spinach without fuss. Today I am here with answer to the same riddle as this healthy and yummy recipe of spinach. Maximum kids love paneer , so I added paneer and to fulfill the protein requirement, added chickpeas too in this dish, in order to make it protein and iron packed healthy dish for everyone. Its recipe is given below, hope you all will like it.


Serves: 3-4
Time: 45 mins 


2 bunches spinach (palak), thick stems removed 
1 1/2 cup cottage cheese (paneer)
1 1/2 cup boiled chickpeas 
1 medium onion, finely chopped 
1 tsp ginger garlic paste 
2-3 green chillies 
1 cup thick or normal milk
1 tsp kitchen king masala
1 tsp Chana masala
1/2 tsp garam masala 
1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
1 tbsp kasoori methi
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp asafetida (heeng)
Salt to taste 
1/2 tsp sugar ( optional)
Water reserved from boiled chickpeas 


Blanch spinach i.e. Boil water in a big vessel to rolling hot then add little salt and sugar to it and add spinach in it for 3-4 mins. Then drain it and wash under tap water to avoid further cooking of spinach. This will retain its green color even after boiling.
Now grind blanched spinach and green chillies together to a smooth paste. Avoid adding extra water while grinding otherwise it will splutter a lot while cooking.

Heat oil in a wok, add heeng followed by cumin seeds, let it crackle then add chopped onions. Fry till golden brown then add ginger garlic paste, saute for two mins then add prepared paste. Fry for 2 mins at medium flame then add turmeric powder, kitchen king masala and Chana masala. Fry till it starts leaving edges of the wok. Now add chickpeas and saute for 2 more mins. 

Add milk little by little, stirring constantly to avoid formation of lump. Let it boil then add water from chickpeas according to your preference of gravy consistency. Again boil it and add paneer cubes, salt , sugar, garam masala and kasoori methi . 

Let it simmer for 5 mins and done.

Your easy, healthy protein iron rich side dish is ready to go with roti, rice, naan or paratha. Not only kids, even elders too are going to love this.
Hope you all will like this simple yet flavour full dish and will definitely give it a try. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot to me.

Happy cooking....

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