Serving new dishes daily on your dinner table is really a challenging job for anyone. Specially when you have fussy eaters at home. Yesterday I had spinach in bulk sitting in my fridge but not willing to have it as normal aaloo palak or palak dal. So scratching my head for almost half an hour , decided to go for corn palak but in half way of preparing my dish , I discovered that I ran out of my corn stock😱 now what to do what to do....... Thought to replace corn by cottage cheese ( paneer) as my kids and even we two are also fan of paneer dishes. So in this way , new avataar of palak paneer got discovered😂😜. But it was really worth this experiment, we just loved each and every bit of the dish . It came out delicious and definitely a pleasant new taste than regular palak paneer. I suggest you to atleast try it once you will definitely fall in love with it.
Excuse me for not giving stepwise pictorial recipe as it was not pre planned and just an experiment. But be sure to get detailed and explained written one as it's so easy and quick to prepare that you will not miss pictures here any more☺️
NO GRIND PALAK PANEER
Time: 25-30 mins
2 cups spinach, finely chopped
1 cup cottage cheese( paneer), cubed
2 medium size onions, finely chopped
2-3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
4-5 green chilies, finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp asafetida (heeng)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp chicken masala( optional)
1 tsp kitchen King masala
2 tsp kasoori methi, crushed in between palms
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a wok, add asafetida and cumin seeds. Let it crackle then add chopped onion and green chilies. When onions get golden then add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2-3 mins then add all dry masala powders except kasoori methi. Saute for 1 min then add chopped tomatoes and little salt. Let it cook till nice mushy and cooked well. Now add chopped spinach and let it cook for 4-5 mins or till it shrinks properly. Now add milk, slowly and stirring constantly to avoid cuddling. Let it boil then add some water ,if needed, to achieve your choice of curry consistency. Let it boil, add paneer cubes and salt. Let it simmer for 5 more mins and add crushed kasoori methi, mix well and switch of the flame.
Your super yum , no fuss healthy side dish is ready to serve with roti , naan,rice or pulao .
You can also replace paneer with corn or peas but then it will be called corn or peas palak and definitely taste will also suffer. But be sure in each way it will taste delicious.
Just prepare whenever you want to make something different but without much effort and gadgets. Can be served to guests too , and believe they will definitely love this.
Hope you all will love this easy peasy healthy yet yummy side dish. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here they meant a lot.