Sunday, September 27, 2009

PALAK PANEER


Palak paneer is one of the delicious North Indian food.
Serve with roti, parata, biryani and rice.




Ingredients:

15 Paneer cubes
1 Bunch spinach
1 Big Onion
2- 4 Flakes garlic
3 Cinnamon small pieces
4 Green Chillies
1 inch ginger piece
1/2 tbs red chilly powder
2 tbs Coriander powder
1 tbs cumin powder
1 tbs sugar (optional)
Below 1/4 tbs turmeric
2 tbs butter
Salt to taste



Advantages of Spinach:



The health benefits of spinach are numerous and its ability to help prevent
or control diseases and health conditions. Spinach, like most green
vegetables,contains Lutein which is protective against eye diseases.
Researchers have identified compounds in spinach that function as
antioxidants and as anti-cancer agents. Another study has revealed that
spinach contains protein components which are used to lower blood
pressure. Apart from this Spinach is also good for bone health as it
contains bone-building nutrients including calcium and magnesium.
Spinach is said to be good for those with heart disease, arthritis, Anemia,
Tumors, Constipation, Insomnia, Obesity, Neuritis, High blood pressure,
Bronchitis, Colon cancer, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer, Osteoporosis,
Dyspepsia and diseases of kidneys, bladder and liver.

If served raw, Spinach is a good source of vitamin C. By overcooking it
important Vitamins may be lost. Cooked spinach is a good source of iron.
Iron is a mineral that it particularly important for Women and Children who
have increased needs for iron.


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Health benefits of Paneer:


Indian cheese is a rich source of calcium. This helps in building strong teeth
and bones. Paneer has the health benefit of preventing osteoporosis, which is a
curse of old age. Women who have attained menopause and men above the age
of 65 should make it a rule to include it in their diet to get 25% of calcium through
food.


Paneer taken in moderation could help reduce weight. It is good to note that many
people who wish to lose weight take to including Indian cheese or paneer in their
daily diet.


Paneer also gives the health benefits of reducing the development of insulin
resistance syndrome. Hence it is all about tackling the problem of insulin
dependent diabetes.


Including paneer in one’s daily diet helps to give the health benefit of providing
the protein required by the body for growth and renewal. It is, however, also
interesting to note that Indian cheese provides the protection against cancer.


Equally interesting is the fact that paneer helps prevent stomach disorders in
people as they grow older.


Paneer is the storehouse of calcium and has health benefits of making your
bones stronger and helps men and women as they age against brittle bones.
Since it promotes strong bones paneer also helps to prevent and reduce back
and joint problems.


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Preparation:


1. Cut the paneer into small cubes. Heat oil in a pan and then deep fry
the paneer cubes, till it is light brown. Takeout Paneer cubes from oil
and keep it aside.
2. Boil water in a big vessel add spinach and green chillies.
3. When done,Cool and grind them coarsely to make an even thick paste.
4. Heat butter in a pan. Add the cinaman, ginger, garlic fry for a minute.
5. Add the chopped onions fry till the onions turn into light golden brown.
6. Add red chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric and fry
for about 1min.
7. Now add the spinach paste and fried panner cubes.
8. Add water to get the required consistency.
9. Add salt and sugar.Cover to cook on medium heat up to 10min.
10.Finally garnish with grated paneer.
11.Mouth watering palak panner is ready to serve.



5 comments:

Raje said...

wow yummy palak paneer. love this with rotis

Joanne said...

looks great. I eat so much spinach it's insane. I know I'd love this dish.

ncl117 said...

i've never made indian food before - this looks great.

Divina Pe said...

Looks fantastic most especially with all the health benefits.

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