Looking for spinach recipes? Spinach is very good for you, so using it in cooking helps add more healthy vegetables to your diet. Here is a great vegetarian spinach recipe, Palak Paneer, or Spinach with Paneer Cheese, Ginger, Garlic, Yogurt, Onions. This is a delicious spinach with cheese dish that you can get at any Indian restaurant. Any Indian restaurant will have it, and usually it is served at buffet restaurants as well. If you get a chance, try this dish — it is delicious, creamy and usually not very spicy.
And if you want to try, but are not planning a trip to an Indian restaurant, you can now make it and try it yourself. And when you make it yourself, and you can control how much oil goes into it, and, make it tastier and healthier. You can also make it less spicy or more spicy, depending on your taste.
I saw this dish referred to as both Saag Paneer and Palak Paneer. After some research, I found out, that Palak means “spinach”. This means that Palak Paneer means Spinach with Paneer. On the other hand, Saag is any green, so Saag Paneer means a Green Vegetable with Paneer, and it can be any green vegetable, not just spinach.
What is Paneer? Paneer is a cheese, that you can find at Indian grocery stores, and International grocery stores. Don’t have Paneer? No problem — I also made this recipe with ricotta cheese — take a look at Ricotta and Spinach Recipe. It is just as delicious.
Here are a few more spinach recipes: Spinach Salad Recipe With Feta, Red Onions And Cucumbers, Spinach Salad Recipe With Radishes, Onions And Feta Salad Dressing, Sausage And Peppers Recipe With Spinach, Chicken Stir Fry Recipe With Spinach And Ginger.
What can you serve with Spinach With Paneer Cheese, Ginger, Garlic, Yogurt — Palak Paneer? To make a vegetarian lunch or dinner, serve it with a rice dish and a salad. For example, you can serve it with Basmati Rice With Dill and Green Bean Recipes With Radishes, Red Onions And Dill.
Ingredients For Making Spinach With Paneer Cheese, Ginger, Garlic, Yogurt — Palak Paneer
12 oz of Paneer Cheese
1 pound of Baby Spinach
2 cloves of Garlic
1/2 of a large Onion
1/2 teaspoon of Ginger
1 cup of Plain Greek Yogurt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Of Canola Oil
How To Make Spinach With Paneer Cheese, Ginger, Garlic, Yogurt — Palak Paneer
First, prepare your ingredients. Cut Paneer Cheese into cubes, and use paper towels to make it dry.
Peel, wash and chop the onions. Peel and chop the garlic. Peel and chop the ginger. Wash, dry and chop baby spinach. Clean, wash and chop the scallions.
Heat up one tablespoon of oil in a saute pan. Add Paneer to the saute pan and cook for a few minutes on each side. Take Paneer off the skillet.
Add the remaining oil to the saute pan. Add onions, garlic and ginger to the pan and saute for a few minutes. Add a few pepper flakes to the onion mixture. If you would like your dish to be just slightly spicy, add just a few pepper flakes. Cook for a few more minutes. Add the spinach and cook for five more minutes. Make sure that the spinach is cooked.
Add yogurt to spinach and cook for one minute. Add ground cumin, ground coriander and a bit of salt and pepper. Mix the mixture. Add the fried Paneer Cheese back to the saute pan, and gently mix into the spinach mixture. Turn off the heat.
Garnish the dish with chopped scallions and serve with rice and a salad.