Sauteed Spinach with Cheese – Masala Palak Paneer: fingerlicking delicious and easy spinach recipe with paneer (cottage cheese) in mild Indian spices that makes for a quick meal or perfect for lazy days too. It can be eaten with Indian bread, rice or any other grain of choice.
This ‘Sauteed Spinach with Cheese – Masala Palak Paneer’ recipe is my favorite goto spinach recipe. It’s an old recipe that I’m refreshing with new pictures today and this post was published in 2015 🙂 Last weekend, was very hectic BUT with an Awesome weather – lots of sunshine and moderate temperature, a perfect day for outdoor activity and we paid visit to our local farmer’s market…I’m very much/Pro for eating local-fresh food, it’s always great to know where your produce is coming from and interact with the local farmers…trust me, they give some awesome tips on how to preserve/keep produce at home.
So we were sailing through these row’s of colorful, fresh, yummy looking veggies, baked and many other goods when we came across a cute little boy enthusiastically selling fresh greens with his family. Imagine, a boy of 10yrs selling you greens and telling you how beneficial they are for you (our hearts just totally melted) …He’s was soooo adorable and of-course we had to buy from his stall, so we ended up buying lots of greens and fruits.Hence, the “Sauteed Spinach with Cheese” a.k.a Palak Paneer.…It’s so delicious….I’m almost drooling writing about it (And we finished the entire big serving bowl of it, all by our-self) There’s something very magical about this combination, it’s like they are made for each other Spinach n Cheese 🙂 – Cheese we are talking about is “Cottage Cheese/Paneer”
Now, this is a very common and famous recipe prepared in most of the houses in India and what I’m sharing today is One of the version (How it can be prepared) …. Trust me, there are tons of ways…It’s such an easy recipe with flavorful impact…..all you need is spinach, onion, cheese and salt pepper and a secret ingredient – Flour ….Yes, the flour soaks up the water from spinach and cheese and makes it absolutely delicious, giving it a nice dry texture.
So, go ahead and try this ‘Sauteed Spinach with Cheese – Masala Palak Paneer’ recipe soon. It’s also a great way of feeding greens to kids along with cheese. If you don’t eat cheese, you can skip it or add any veggie like potato/carrot to it and it tastes equally amazing.
NOTE: Flour is added when the spinach is nicely cooked and it has to be stirred in continuously till it properly mixes with the greens and you don’t see any of it.