palak paneer (spinach with cheese cubes)

Main dish
4 Servings
Bunch spinach, leaves only
250 grams Ricotta cheese, cubed
  Oil for frying
2 teaspoons Dried fenugreek leaves
1 large Onion, finely sliced
2 teaspoons Finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon Finely chopped fresh ginger
2 teaspoons Ground cummin
½ teaspoon Ground turmeric
1 medium Tomato, chopped
1 teaspoon Salt
  Juice of half a lemon

Boil spinach in cup (8 fl oz) water for 5 minutes, drain, chop and set aside. Fru cheese to a golden brown and set aside. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a saucepan, stir in fenugreek leaves then onion and fry till soft and golden. Stir in garlic, ginger, cummin, turmeric, tomato, salt and lemon juice. Cook till oil comes to the surface and the mixture smells fragrant.

Mix in the spinach and cook for further 5 minutes. Gently stir in the cheese cubes, heat through and serve with rice and accompaniments.

Compiled by Imran C.

Posted to EAT-L Digest 25 Dec 96 From: "Imran C." <imranc@...> Date: Thu, 26 Dec 1996 19:47:37 +1000

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