Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Palak Paneer Bhurji/ Spinach And Cottage Cheese

          My daughter loves spinach and paneer, she likes all the curries I make with them, especially the Palak Paneer, it's her favorite side dish for rotis. But sometimes when I want to do something simple with spinach and paneer, but still very tasty, then this Palak Paneer Bhurji is my option. This goes very well with plain rotis or as a filling for sandwiches and masala dosas, or even mix it with some white rice, try it, I am sure you'll love it..

Need To Have

  • Spinach - chopped, 2 cups packed
  • Grated Paneer/ Indian Cottage Cheese - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 1 medium, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, grated
  • Grated Ginger - 2 teaspoon
  • Tomato - 1 medium, chopped
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Kasuri Methi - 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - to taste

Kasuri Methi - Dried Fenugreek Leaves


          Heat some oil, add the cumin seeds, when it starts sizzling, add the onions, ginger and garlic and saute for 2 minutes, ( that green leafy thing in the picture is because I had chopped the onions on the same cutting board after the spinach ).

          Then add the tomatoes and saute for a minute. Add the salt, turmeric, chilly and coriander powders, saute till the tomatoes become mushy.

          Now add the chopped spinach, keep cooking till the spinach is done. Add the grated paneer and mix till the mixture becomes thick and dry. Finally add the kasuri methi ( crushed slightly between your palms ), mix well and remove.

You can use chopped frozen spinach for this.
Can use store bought or homemade paneer.
Kasuri methi is available in Indian grocery stores, it gives a unique flavor, but if you are not able to find it, add 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala and 1/2 teaspoon of fenugreek seed powder.
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  1. I have had palak paneer, and paneer bhurji... but never a combination of both! This looks good and interesting!

  2. WOw! I loved the look and texture of spinach paneer bhurji. My daughter will eat it too. Will try it sometime.

  3. palak n paneer-delicious combo, loved this bhurji idea with paneer n palak combo...will surely try this..Looks way inviting Hema!

  4. Wow, so beautiful & tempting.loved the presentation

  5. Wonderful combo, colorful and healthy with spinach and the flavor of paneer..yum

  6. Beautiful, aromatic combination; looks good too!

  7. very tempting.. My son love Palak and Paneer combo

  8. Even my 2 year old son love this. Its such a wholesome meal right! Love your pictures.

  9. Very interesting bhurji, love the addition of spinach

  10. Wow! Interesting recipe Hema.. Never thought of it before :-)

  11. u are a gem hema :) like ur recipes choice..

  12. wow... wonderful recipe... the pics look fabulous...

  13. Nice pic ! I loved this bhurjee combo. Will definitely try it out.