Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Palak Paneer Bhurji (Spinach & Indian Cottage Cheese scrambled)

Palak Paneer Bhurji (Spinach & Indian Cottage Cheese scrambled)

I saw a picture of spinach and paneer sauted together and wrapped in a roti on a food blog. The picture was quite good and I began to fancy spinach and paneer. I was certainly not in a mood for palak paneer but just these two ingredients would be a bit bland for me. I then recalled that I had some home made paneer which was not perfectly shaped but tasted great. I am a tomato fan and couldn’t do without them. So I decided to make a curry with a different texture. Here is how I did it

2 handful of spinach, chopped
1 cup paneer
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon chilly powder
Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Cooking oil
For the masala:
1 red onion, chopped
3 dry red chillies
2 cloves garlic
½ inch ginger piece
3-4 cashewnuts (optional)
3 tomatoes, chopped

Bring together all the masala ingredients in a saucepan and add about ½ cup of water. Cook until the tomatoes are mushy. Cool and blend it. I kept it a bit coarse so I could bite some pieces of cashew

Add the spinach to a saucepan and cook until it wilts

Add the ground masala and spice powders

Once it comes to a boil, add the crumbled paneer and salt and simmer for about 5 minutes. Depending on your preferred consistency add water as required

Serve hot with any bread or rice

1 comment:

  1. sounds interesting..got to chk whether it will be accepted at home:)