How I started eating Spinach

When I was a kid, I never like spinach much. My mom always finds a ways to feed my that green lousy vegetable, and one day my mom brought me this

I’m Popeye the Sailor Man,

I’m Popeye the Sailor Man.

I’m strong to the finish

Cause I eats me spinach.

I’m Popeye the Sailor Man.

She knew, how much I am in love with cartoons and she played the trick. As soon as I watch Popeye beat the hell out of Bluto after eating spinach, I was fascinated by the power, the thrill it gets. I asked for more spinach in my dinner, my lunch and in my breakfast. My mom was a happy mom and I feel like a Popeye. On my 16th birthday, my mom promised me to make something special, something which I crave for ages, which is entirely true. She made me ‘Palak-Paneer’, she knew I was fond of Paneer and like a cherry on the top she fused it with my the then favorite Spinach.

Palak becomes yummier with the addition of paneer to it :) Some cheese and fresh cream topping makes it richy rich :) Forget your weight gaining sins and freak out with this delicacy.

You’ll need

  • Spinach(Palak) – 2 bunches
  • Moong Dhall – 1 tblsp
  • Tomatoes – 2
  • Onions – 2
  • Garlic – 10 pods
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chillies – 2
  • Finely chopped onion – 1 tblsp
  • Dhaniya powder – 1 tblsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Chilly powder – for taste
  • Garam masala – for taste
  • Aam chur powder(Raw mango powder) – for taste
  • Salt – for taste
  • Paneer cubes – 250 gms
  • Grated cheese – 1 tbl sp
  • Fresh cream – 1 tbl sp(optional)

Method:

First you have to chop palak finely and cook it along with moong daal in the cooker along with some water to it. Meanwhile you can chop onions and tomatoes roughly and peel garlic. Now heat 1 tblsp of oil in a pan and add garlic, chopped onions and tomatoes and fry for few minutes. Allow it to cool and grind it along with the cooked dhall and palak.

Take a few tsps of oil in a shallow pan and temper cumin seeds. Fry slit chillies and finely cut onions just for a minute. Add dhania powder and fry for a second, then pour ground mixture with enough chilly powder, garam masala, aam chur powder,salt and sugar. Add enough water to make gravy. Allow it to boil in a medium flame, stirring now and then. When the gravy turns thick enough, gently mix in the fresh paneer cubes.

Remove from fire and pour it into a baking dish and sprinkle the grated cheese on top and microwave for two minutes till the cheese melts.

Serve garnished with fresh cream on top.

Creamy palak paneer is ready to eat :)

Enjoy the exotic delicacy with roti, chapathi or any India bread :)

Enjoy eating