• Palal Paneer (Cottage Cheese With Spinach)

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    • 1 bunch spinach
    • paneer aka cottage cheese cut into delicate sized cubes (120 gms)
    • 1 Tbsp. vegetable veg. oil
    • 1 tsp. cumin
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
    • 1 lime
    • 1 small green chilli
    • salt


    1. 1. Wash the spinach leaves.
    2. 2. Boil water in a deep utensil. Add in salt.
    3. 3. When the water comes to a boil, add in the spinach leaves and cook for 2 min only.
    4. 4. Drain the leaves and immediately run cool water over them to stop the cooking process.
    5. 5. In a blender, add in the chilli and the spinach leaves with two Tbsp. of water. Blend to a smooth paste.
    6. 6. Meanwhile, chop the garlic very fine.
    7. 7. In a cooking utensil, heat the oil over a medium flame.
    8. 8. Once warm, add in the cumin.
    9. 9. When the cumin starts changing colour, add in the garlic and fry for about 30 seconds.
    10. 10. Add in the spinach and then the paneer.
    11. 11. A quick squeeze of lime, to prevent the spinach from oxidation and to retain the fresh green colour.
    12. 12. Serve immediately with rice.

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