Palak Paneer Bhurji is a famous recipe amongst the highway dhabas. This dish will surely become a favourite with you and your family.
Ingredients for Palak Paneer Bhurji
Palak(spinach) - 1 kg( 1 big bunch)
Paneer - 250 grams(1 ½ cup grated)
Tomatoes - 3 to 4
Green chillies - 1 to 2
Ginger - ¾ inch long piece
Cashew nuts - 10(cut one ito 6-7 pieces)
Oil - 2 tbsp
Jeera(cumin) - ¼ tsp
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Red chilli powder - less than ¼ tsp or as desired
Salt - add to taste or ¾ tsp
Garam masala - less than ¼ tsp
How to make Dhaba Style Palak Paneer Bhurji
Cut the stems from the Palak leaves then soak in water and wash properly 2 -3 times. Place the washed Palak vertically on a plate or strainer and let the water drain. Now finely chop the Palak.
Wash the tomatoes and cut them into big pieces. Remove the stem off the green chillies, peel the ginger and wash then put all of them in a mixer and grind.
Grate the Paneer.
Pour oil in the Kadhai(pan) and heat. Put jeera and turmeric powder in hot oil. When the jeera is roasted add tomatoes, green chilli paste and fry till the spices become grainy.
Put the Palak in the roasted spices, also add salt and red chilli powder and mix generously. Cover the Kadhai for 4 minutes allowing it to cook on a medium flame. Now open the lid and stir the Palak. The leaves will drain out some water then increase the flame and cook till all of the water dries up.
Put Paneer, salt, pieces of cashew nuts and garam masala into the cooked Palak and blend properly. Cover the Kadhai and place it on a low flame for 2 minutes. Open the lid and stir the vegetable with a spoon. Palak Paneer Bhurji is ready, turn off the gas.
Take out Palak Paneer Bhurji in a bowl and serve with hot chapatis, naan, paranthas or rice and eat.
Palak Paneer Bhurji - School Tiffin Recipe
Palak Paneer Bhurji placed on a chapati or parantha and rolled can be given to kids. Else it can be applied on bread like a layer and made into a sandwich. This nutritious dish will surely be loved by your little ones.