Firstly Merry Christmas to everyone, I didnt quite have a merry christmas as I was coughing and popping antibiotics all through and my plan of cooking great food everyday hence was kind of ruined! I finally started feeling better yesterday so thought of making some healthy treat for myself and making those nasty greens taste good (yes I am not a massive fan of the greens) :p
Palak Paneer or Spinach with cottage cheese is definitely a superb invention by the Indians cuz it is not just healthy Indian Food but super yummy at the same time!
500 grams Paneer/ Cottage Cheese (diced into cubes)
300 grams spinach (boiled and grinded) you can also use tinned spinach
1 tomato chopped into small pieces or grated
1 green chilly chopped
1 onion grated
1 table spoon garam masala powder
2 tablespoon oil (olive oil/sunflower oil/vegetable oil)
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon fresh cream
1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste
Heat oil in a pan
Fry the cottage cheese very lightly for about 2 minutes and keep them separate
Use the same oil and add the onion, ginger and garlic and saute for a few minutes
Add the tomato, salt and garam masala powder and fry till the whole thing looks like a smooth paste.
Add the spinach to the mixture and heat it till the whole mixture looks green and smooth, and then add the fresh cream and butter to make it creamy.
Finally add the cottage cheese that you kept aside and your food is ready to be served.
Serve it hot with rice/ naan bread/ chapati/paratha
Finally here is a picture of me during Christmas while I was fragile and sick but never the less Hey Its Christmas!