This is my mom's recipe. It's easy to make and tasty to enjoy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat; fry paneer cubes until lightly browned on each side, about 5 minutes. Transfer paneer to a bowl.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in the same skillet used to cook paneer over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and cook until seeds are slightly red. Stir water, spinach, tomato, garlic, chile peppers, ginger, curry powder, ground coriander, and ground turmeric into cumin seeds. Season with salt.

  • Bring spinach mixture to a boil and simmer until garlic is very soft, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool.

  • Transfer spinach mixture to a blender or food processor; puree until smooth.

  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil in a saucepan over medium heat; add spinach puree and paneer cubes. Simmer until hot, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you have a pressure cooker, use only 1 cup water and let the mixture boil at medium heat until 1 whistle.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; protein 19.9g 40% DV; carbohydrates 16.3g 5% DV; fat 20.7g 32% DV; cholesterol 17mg 6% DV; sodium 586.3mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2015
This was good. I would definitely double or triple the recipe next time because two servings wasn't enough! I thought there was too much cheese for the amount of spinach mixture that 10 oz fresh spinach made. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/21/2015
Didn't love this. Main issue was bitter tasting Spanach. Next time I will cook spinach for only 10 min or less (supposed to combat the bitterness). Careful the Cuman seeds burn quickly. Needs far more salt far less water (it was way too watery so maybe half the water). When you put in blender do it on low (3 on mine) and not for very long. Otherwise it will get pasty. Also it felt kind of bland but maybe that was just the too much water causing a problem. For kids that done like spicy use about half the red chili pepper. The amount this recipe makes is not a lot. I tripped it which gave me two meals for a family of 4. Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2015
I liked it but it needs work. First of all it could really use more salt. I had to add nearly two teaspoons (maybe more) to get it salty enough for me. Also the amount of spices seemed a bit bland upon completing the dish. Keep in mind I didn't have any fresh spices-only dried ones. I did 'bloom' the cumin in the pan in oil like it said but next time I'll try 'blooming' all the spices together. I used fresh spinach which seemed to create a lot of extra water but I think if I tweak the recipe it will turn out better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2015
This was good. I would definitely double or triple the recipe next time because two servings wasn't enough! I thought there was too much cheese for the amount of spinach mixture that 10 oz fresh spinach made. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2014
Excellent dish. Almost restaurant quality. Next time I will use tofu instead of the cheese. Thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2014
So yummy! Subbed TOFU for the paneer and added sweet potatoes. So creamy with the cream! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/21/2015
Didn't love this. Main issue was bitter tasting Spanach. Next time I will cook spinach for only 10 min or less (supposed to combat the bitterness). Careful the Cuman seeds burn quickly. Needs far more salt far less water (it was way too watery so maybe half the water). When you put in blender do it on low (3 on mine) and not for very long. Otherwise it will get pasty. Also it felt kind of bland but maybe that was just the too much water causing a problem. For kids that done like spicy use about half the red chili pepper. The amount this recipe makes is not a lot. I tripped it which gave me two meals for a family of 4. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2018
I liked this a lot and will make it again I haven't tried other recipes and have nothing to compare it against. But anything with spinach and chees is going to make me happy. Read More
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