Wednesday, 10 March 2010

12 minutes Palak Paneer(Spinach with Indian Cottage Cheese)!!

Last friday I had an eye appoinment in Central london, I had LASEK surgery done few years back, so it was just check up....everything was fine, so happy and came home very tired after train journey(don't like to take car,traffic and parking problems)....and just I threw myself in a bed and fell a sleep in no time ..you know how much I love my sleep!! In deep sleep I heard phone ringing, never like to answer the phone while I sleep but, I had to....it was my DD(we arranged that my hubby will pick up the kids from school)

DD" Mum are you at home?"
Me" Ya, I was just resting"
DD" Daddy is asking have you prepared any food? if not then we can bring some pizza on the way"
Me" Jumped out of bed..nonono, don't bring anything, I'll cook something...just come home"
DD" Mum, if you are tired, don't trouble yourself"
Me" I am ok....justt come home and we'll see"
Reason for saying no to pizza, not too keen on takeaways, unless I just can't cook..;-(( I love to give my family fresh and home made food...So looked in the fridge I found one small packet of Baby Spinach(already washed) and paneer, wasn't enough so looked in the freezer and found some frozen spinach(always love to keep frozen spinach and brocolli) and I made the fastest palak paneer in my life....
You will need:-
  • 2 cup Spinach(frozen or fresh)
  • 1 cup Paneer cubed
  • 1 small Onion finely choppped(I like mine pureed)
  • 2 tsp garlic, ginger and green chilli paste
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes pureed
  • Salt to taste, red chilli powder, Dhana jeera masala and garam masala(adjust to your liking)
  • Very small amount of tumeric- reason is if you use more tumeric in any green vegees, tumeric can kill good vitamins and iron
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Pinch of hing(asafoetida)
Method-Counting every minute
1st-Place spinach with little water in a microwave bowl and let it cook for 7 minutes.  Meanwhile peel the onion, garlic, ginger and grind in a grinder with green chillies and very little water.   Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan, add hing and grind paste.  let it fry on a medium heat for 5 minutes or untill gets slightly brown.(In this time I was kneading my chappati dough)  Now add pureed tomato and add all the masala and cook till you see oil leaving masala. 7 minutes pass, spinach has cooked and add in to grinder to make puree, this time I didn't made it in to fine puree, just in to coarse...add spinach and mix well and now add paneer cubes and let it cook for further 3-4 minutes...Ready to serve in 12 minutes!!  Great with roti, naan and puri...

My family said "You made this  palak paneer best ever up to now" should I take this is compliment or what?  what about all those years, wasn't it up to standard......:-))Lol..they have habbit of saying this all the time!!

Enjoy it as much as we did!!

Sending this dish to Niloufer's Twenty-20 cooking event..

69 comments:

  1. Dear,
    The Paalak Paneer looks awesome. If you can whip that up when you are tired I can't think what you will when you are revived. :)..an elaborate multi-course feast?

    You had Lasik done to your eyes? I feel sort of a kinship with you cause I just got that done 4 months ago. I too need to go for a checkup in a couple of months.:)

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  2. Wow! thats really quick Jagruti:) I love quick n delicious dishes:)

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  3. wow!it's my fav. dish !!!superb presentation!

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  4. How wonderful to cook fresh food for for the family...so much better than any take away pizza.Best ever is definitely a compliment!!
    Peace, Stephanie

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  5. Aww, it is wonderful that you want your family to eat fresh food even when you are too tired to cook. 12 minute palak paneer is outstanding! Great job!

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  6. Hope ur eye is doing better now...thats a fantastic, quick and healthy palak paneer dear, thanks for sharing, very useful for me to whip out whenever i feel lazy to cook..

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  7. thanx a lot girls!
    @cool lasi; ya, it's about six years now! so this was the last app.

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  8. Now that is a quick recipe..looks yummy! :)

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  9. hehehe, i say same to my hubby dearest as every time while eating he will say best of all up till now...lol so now after 2 years i have summed it that it's every time whenever he gets something he really likes...hehehe

    Great description :)

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  10. Its really looking cool and very quick one.Thanks for sharing, Jagruti.

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  11. Great job dear, I agree it's best to fix a fresh meal for the family.

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  12. Healthy and quick palak paneer! Really cool:)

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  13. This is fast to cook and good to eat, Jagruti...Great!

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  14. Thanx girls
    @Priya; my eyes are better..20:20 vision..

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  15. I make the palak panner the same way. I made fresh panner yesterday to make this. Looks very fresh and colorful.

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  16. Wow, wonderful idea Jagruti,...besides palak paneer is healhty..like you, even I have a big NO, to get any junkies at home..you have such beautiful eyes..take care of them..

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  17. Thats really quick jagruti and was nice reading the conversation too...

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  18. That looks very simple and quick jagruti. Hope you are feeling better now. Me too had lasik plus in 2008 and am really happy with the result :)

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  19. It looks amazing...I always like spinach with paneer. even like it as pizza topping

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  20. wow thats great ..nice to read..and also a very quick recipe dear

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  21. lovely...
    soometimes with lesser time. our senses work better and we end up making it nicely!!

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  22. love your fast paneer. I alaways keep some frozen spinach too, its just such a life-saver, isn't it! much better than sorting through, picking and cleaning fresh ones.

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  23. wow...palak paneer looks amazing jagruthi...and the addition of cottage cheese gives a delicate and exquiste way of taste to the recipe....lovely..

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  24. Way to go gurl....aint the freash home cooked food simply the best......and spinach with cottage cheese is somehting i so truly adore..central London and traffic...i wouldn wanna drive too ,unless i wanna zip zap zoo.....but i rather take in the sights around.....
    cheers and ahppy day ....

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  25. hope u are feeling better now..and thanks for a great and handy recipe...

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  26. thats a very good way of cooking palak paneer in micro. looks really tempting. dont know whether this one's your best Palak paneer but surely it looks very delicious.

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  27. looks delicious and tempting!..........

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  28. Palak Paneer Looks wonderful considering that all it took was 12 mins time to prepare.Without even eating I second your family's opinion that you make great palak paneer..

    Deepa

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  29. palak paneer looks yummy...that you prepared in 12 mins,,good job jagruthi...always I prefer fresh and homemade food only...take care about your eyes...

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  30. Jagruiti,

    Palak paneer looks really good and nice

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  31. This is one of my staple dishes at an indian place around the corner from me. Love it!

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  32. this looks really good and great job done.

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  33. Un plat plein de saveurs qui me plait beaucoup.
    See soon.

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  34. I envy you.. I have been wanting to take LAZIK for so long..but never was the right time..I make my palak paneer the same way :)

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  35. that looks real quick..very smart cooking.. awesome clicks

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  36. What a great mom you are ,family always first :). I remembered my mom hearing you talk in the post.

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  37. wow jagruti loved ur quick version of palak paneer...ur a gr8 cook

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  38. un plat rapide et épicé comme il le faut, j'adore
    bonne soirée

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  39. That looks so delicious!

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  40. Wow!! looks yummy...can never say no to home made food..your family is lucky to have you :)

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  41. Thatz so sweet of your kid asking you to take rest :) Quick palak paneer sounds awesome...I'll try your recipe soon :)

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  42. Yummm Palak Paneer, quick and delicious!!

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  43. love the quick palak paneer and your post...your family is very lucky to have you!!!

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  44. hahahaha, loved the last part, best palak paneer ever, hahaha

    palak paneer looks delicious indeed, that's one of my all time favourite!!!!! &
    Pssst: I love sleeping too :)

    have a nice day!!!

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  45. I love cooking way more than takeout as well. Especially with paneer! This dish looks delicious. And I would take your husband and daughter's words as a compliment. There's always room for improvement after all!

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  46. hi Jagruti,
    visiting your blog is just mind blowing,your choice of recipes and write ups just makes me feel like coming on your space over and over again, you seem to always put great stuff on,please keep it up,i wud not say no to a wife who can cook like you, do you have sister? please let me know,as it goes-the way to a man,s heart is through his stomach.
    Raj[a great fan of yours]

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  47. oh my, what a great combo of flavors!

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  48. hi Jagruti,
    visiting you blog is just mind blowing,you have such great recipes and write ups that it makes me to keep visiting every time. your hubby is very lucky to have such a great wife who is a kitchen queen,i wish to have such a wife,do you have any sisters?-the saying goes-the way to a man's heart is through his stomach!please let me know.
    keep up the good work
    Raj

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  49. Wow! You are great to wake up from your sleep and cook. I have no dedication like that and the sound of pizza is my undoing.. I will succumb and say yes bring it on :) Lovely recipe Jagruti

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  50. this is really great ...a 12 min dish...nice and yummy

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  51. yummy yumm!!!! so easy to make too..

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  52. gr8 click jagruti and yummy dish

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  53. Palak Paneer is one of my favorite Indian dishes. I can't wait to try this recipe out, and I'm going to make fresh paneer for the first time too! Thanks for the tip about turmeric, I didn't know it did that. Love your blog, I can't wait for more recipes from you!

    Kristi

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  54. First time here - you have some lovely recipes! And good for you that u try to give your family wonderful homemade food as much as you can :)

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  55. Looks delicious.. ummy palak paneer..

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  56. cool, that's so quick..lovely paalak paneer..

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  57. Paalak Paneer looks so excellent!

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  58. Never tried making palak paneer,thought its a longer process to make it,this sounds amazing and looks delicious too!

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  59. I am here after a gap and I find there is lot to catch up.. Loved the chocolate halwa and moroccan bread which can be made on tawa. Peanut rice is delicious. And this quick palak paneer is surely a winner.

    Take care of your eyes.

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  60. First time to your blog..Palak Panner looks yummy..and your write up was cool!!
    Check out my recipe collection at http://myhomekitchenrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  61. looks fantastic! I love this stuff! can't wait to make this from scratch

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  62. That's a healthy recipe to look forward to ,i like paneer in any way of preparation.Looks so inviting.

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  63. I probably take 12 minutes to think about what to make and put things together... u made a delicious palak paneer! Good job :)

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  64. really a very easy breezy palak paneer. nice dish yar

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  65. thats a tasty n easy palak paneer to make.

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