Monday, January 10, 2011

Hara Bhara Palak Paneer with Broccoli, Asparagus and Spinach

Hara Bhara Palak Paneer with Broccoli, Asparagus and Spinach

Today's recipe is a kicked up version of Palak Paneer, addition of Broccoli and Asparagus add depth to the otherwise blah flavor of Palak Paneer.

2 cups of Paneer cubes about an inch in size
2 cups spinach washed and chopped finely
1 cup of broccoli florets
1 cup finely chopped tender Asparagus
3-4 green chilies (adjust according to taste)
3-4 whole garlic cloves
about an inch of ginger
1-2 tbsp of garam masala
1 tsp dhania powder
salt according to taste
2-3 tbsp of oil
1 tbsp of jeera.

1. Heat a pan add oil and when hot add jeera, ginger ,whole garlic and saute for few seconds.
2. Microwave broccoli and Asparagus on high for 5 minutes,till they turn tender.
3. Add steamed Broccoli,Asparagus and Spinach to the pan.
4. Add salt and saute for few seconds and allow to cook closed for about 5 minutes, stirring in between.
5. Allow it to cool for few minutes ,use a hand blender and blend to make a puree.
6. Now add Paneer and garam masala and mix well.
7. Optionally you can add a cup of milk to make it creamy.

Remove from heat and serve hot with roti's or rice.

Trust me Palak Paneer never tasted this good !!


GB said...

Have to try this, healthier version of palak paneer! I have brocolli and spinach in the fridge(no asparagus, but I hope it won't matter if I leave it out?)...maybe I'll whip this up today! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

kitchen queen said...

wonderful and lovely combo looks very tempting.

Gayu.Kitchen said...

Nice to have stumbled upon your blog. Very nice space. Addition of broccoli and asparagus is an interesting twist to the Palak Paneer.


Divya Vikram said...

Love the fact that you added asparagus and broccoli to this dish. Healthy one..

Priti said...

So innovative dish...looks yum...following your blog now

Mrcnsmile said...

thanks for your sharing

Sreelu said...

GB, does not matter, plain broccoli would work just fine. You can also substitute mustard greens instead of spinach and that works very well too.

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