Spinach with cottage cheese
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Spinach with cottage cheese

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Serves 4

An easy recipe for an extremely popular and delicious, rich in iron, Indian vegetarian main course dish !

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  • 6 bunches, spinach leaves
  • 2 onions, chopped and sauted (to look transluscent)
  • 6 green chillies
  • 1 bunch coriander leaves
  • 150 gms Paneer, cubed (cottage cheese)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 pinch, soda bi-carb (optional)
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil / Ghee
  • 1 dessert-spoon Butter (optional)
  • Water


    1. Cut off the stems from the Spinach leaves and wash the leaves carefully. Blanch them in a pot of boiling water for about 10 minutes, adding a pinch a soda-bicarb to ensure that the colour of the spinach doesn't run. Drain the water and cool the spinach.
    2. In a blender, puree the sauted onions, spinach, coriander, chillies and cumin seeds, with a little water, till it is smooth.
    3. In a pan / skillet, heat some oil / ghee, and lightly fry the paneer cubes. Remove the goldenish paneer cubes from the pan and keep aside.
    4. In the skillet, add the pureed spinach on a medium flame adding about a cup of water (if you want it of a thinner consistency). Add salt to taste and let it remain on the fire, till little bubbles start to appear. Add a tablespoon of butter, for a delicious taste.
    5. Now add the paneer to the Spinach.
    6. Serve hot with Parathas / Naan / Chapatis / Rotis.

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