Palak Paneer

with Basmati Rice

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Instructions

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1 Prep vegetables

Chop the paneer cheese. Peel and very finely chop the brown onion. Peel and crush the garlic. Finely chop the green chilli. Boil the water and dissolve the vegetable stock cube in it.

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2 Boil rice

Add the basmati rice, measured water and salt to a pan with a lid and bring to a boil over a high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 10-12 min or until the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked. Remove the pan from the heat and keep covered until serving. Fluff with a fork before serving.

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3 Make sauce

Heat a pan over a medium heat. Add the ghee and onion and fry for 5-6 min until softened. Add the chopped garlic, green chilli (spicy!), ginger paste, cumin and garam masala and chilli powder (spicy!). Cook for 1 min until fragrant. Add the vegetable stock, tomato passata, honey and cooking cream and simmer for 10 min until thickened.

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4 Blanch spinach

Meanwhile, boil a pan of water and blanch the spinach in it for 1 min only, drain immediately. Once cool enough to handle, squeeze any excess liquid out of the spinach. (See pro tip!)

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5 Fry paneer

Heat a second non-stick pan over a medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Once hot, add the paneer cubes with a pinch of salt and fry on all sides for a total of 5-7 min until nicely browned and starting to crisp.

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6 Blitz sauce

Meanwhile, add the simmered sauce and the drained spinach to a food processor and blitz everything for 2-3 min or until smooth. Serve the fried paneer in the sauce over the basmati rice. Slice the lime into wedges and use it as garnish. 

Tips for fussy eaters

Leave the green chilli out if you can't handle the heat.

Pro tip

Add the blanched spinach to a bowl of iced water to preserve its vibrant green colour.

Palak Paneer gets its vibrant green colour from blitzing spinach in a food processor.

Cooking Time: 30 min

Equipment Required: Blender

Cals 1309 · Prot 44 · Carbs 90 · Fat 86

Gluten-Free

Ingredients

Number of people

Curry

Paneer 250 Grams
Brown onion 1 Piece
Garlic cloves 4 Pieces
Large green chilli 1 Piece
Water 150 ML
Vegetable stock cube 1 Piece
Ghee 30 Grams
Ginger paste 10 Grams
Cumin powder 2 Grams
Garam masala 2 Grams
Chilli powder 2 Grams
Tomato passata 200 Grams
Honey 20 Grams
Cooking cream 200 ML
Spinach 400 Grams
Olive oil 1 Tbsp
Salt 0.5 Tsp
Lime 1 Piece

Rice

Basmati rice 150 Grams
Water 350 ML
Salt 0.5 Tsp

Palak Paneer gets its vibrant green colour from blitzing spinach in a food processor.

Cooking Time: 30 min

Equipment Required: Blender

Cals 1309 · Prot 44 · Carbs 90 · Fat 86

Gluten-Free

Instructions

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1 Prep vegetables

Chop the paneer cheese. Peel and very finely chop the brown onion. Peel and crush the garlic. Finely chop the green chilli. Boil the water and dissolve the vegetable stock cube in it.

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2 Boil rice

Add the basmati rice, measured water and salt to a pan with a lid and bring to a boil over a high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 10-12 min or until the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked. Remove the pan from the heat and keep covered until serving. Fluff with a fork before serving.

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3 Make sauce

Heat a pan over a medium heat. Add the ghee and onion and fry for 5-6 min until softened. Add the chopped garlic, green chilli (spicy!), ginger paste, cumin and garam masala and chilli powder (spicy!). Cook for 1 min until fragrant. Add the vegetable stock, tomato passata, honey and cooking cream and simmer for 10 min until thickened.

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4 Blanch spinach

Meanwhile, boil a pan of water and blanch the spinach in it for 1 min only, drain immediately. Once cool enough to handle, squeeze any excess liquid out of the spinach. (See pro tip!)

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5 Fry paneer

Heat a second non-stick pan over a medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Once hot, add the paneer cubes with a pinch of salt and fry on all sides for a total of 5-7 min until nicely browned and starting to crisp.

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6 Blitz sauce

Meanwhile, add the simmered sauce and the drained spinach to a food processor and blitz everything for 2-3 min or until smooth. Serve the fried paneer in the sauce over the basmati rice. Slice the lime into wedges and use it as garnish. 

Tips for fussy eaters

Leave the green chilli out if you can't handle the heat.

Pro tip

Add the blanched spinach to a bowl of iced water to preserve its vibrant green colour.

Ingredients

Number of people

Curry

Paneer 250 Grams
Brown onion 1 Piece
Garlic cloves 4 Pieces
Large green chilli 1 Piece
Water 150 ML
Vegetable stock cube 1 Piece
Ghee 30 Grams
Ginger paste 10 Grams
Cumin powder 2 Grams
Garam masala 2 Grams
Chilli powder 2 Grams
Tomato passata 200 Grams
Honey 20 Grams
Cooking cream 200 ML
Spinach 400 Grams
Olive oil 1 Tbsp
Salt 0.5 Tsp
Lime 1 Piece

Rice

Basmati rice 150 Grams
Water 350 ML
Salt 0.5 Tsp
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