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      Paneer Pudina Masala

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      Time25 Min
      DifficultyEasy
      Serves1

      The humble palak paneer from the North Indian state of Punjab served with butter dripping naan or hot Amritsari kulchas get a minty twist and healthy makeover with this Paneer Pudina Masala recipe. Enjoy the thick gravy with hot tawa phulkas or bhakri made from millets like jowar, bajra or makai flour. It takes less than half an hour and very little efforts to prepare Paneer Pudina Masala at home. ... The Paneer Pudina Masala ingredients cooked with basic masalas offer an array of health benefits. Kids love the paneer dipped in gravy and enjoy it without being fussy. Paneer or the cottage cheese is a rich source of protein, folate and calcium. It helps strengthen bones and teeth and is good for heart health. It helps improve digestion, maintains blood sugar levels and boosts weight loss efforts. Pudina or mint leaves are rich in various nutrients and may help relieve indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome. It is used to effectively cure a cold, manage blood sugar levels and may improve brain function. Palak or spinach leaves are rich in vitamin A, C, K, magnesium, potassium and manganese. It is beneficial to maintain eye health, reduce oxidative stress and reduce blood pressure. It is recommended to be added regularly to the diet. Coriander leaves have an impressive profile besides being used as a garnish. It may help lower blood sugar levels, benefit heart and brain health, promote digestion and gut health. It is rich in antioxidants, helps fight infection, protect skin and offer many other health benefits.

      Nutrition Info. (per serving)

      ProteinFatCarbsFibre249 Cal249 Cal249 Cal249 Cal
      • 13gProtein
      • 18gFat
      • 8gCarbs
      • 1gFibre

      Ingredients

      Dry Grocery

      Cashewnut (2 Piece Split)

      Cashewnut (2 Piece Split)

      2 units

      Watermelon Seeds

      Watermelon Seeds

      0.5 teaspoons

      Refined Oil

      Refined Oil

      1 teaspoon

      Cumin

      Cumin

      1 pinch

      Red Chilli Powder (kashmiri)

      Red Chilli Powder (kashmiri)

      1 pinch

      Turmeric Powder

      Turmeric Powder

      1 pinch

      Coriander Powder

      Coriander Powder

      1 pinch

      Salt

      Salt

      0.5 teaspoons

      Fruits & Vegetables

      Ginger

      Ginger

      1 small piece

      Onion

      Onion

      0.25 cups

      Tomato

      Tomato

      0.25 cups

      Menu Item

      Tomato Puree

      Tomato Puree

      2 teaspoons

      Dairy

      Paneer

      Paneer

      1 cup

      Other

      Garlic

      Garlic

      1 piece

      Green Chillies

      Green Chillies

      0.5 unit

      Jeera Powder

      Jeera Powder

      1 pinch

      Coriander Leaves

      Coriander Leaves

      4 leafs

      Mint Chutney

      Mint Chutney

      1 tablespoon

      Directions
      1
      Wash and soak Cashew Nuts and Melon Seeds.
      2
      Boil soaked Cashew Nuts and Melon Seeds.
      3
      In a blender, add boiled Cashew Nuts and Melon Seeds. Make a smooth paste. Keep aside.
      4
      Add Oil and Jeera Seeds. Allow to crackle.
      5
      Add chopped Ginger, Garlic and Green Chilli. Saute.
      6
      Add chopped Onion and fry till Golden Brown.
      7
      Add Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder, Jeera Powder.
      8
      Add chopped Red Tomatoes and cook till mushy.
      9
      Add Salt, Paneer Cubes, Tomato Paste and Cashew Magaz Paste. Cook it for sometime.
      10
      Add Mint Chutney into Paneer. Cook for sometime.
      11
      Serve in a bowl. Garnish with chopped Coriander.
      How to make Paneer Pudina Masala awesome
      Cashew nut and watermelon seeds paste is used in this Paneer Pudina Masala recipe to add richness and enhance the flavours of the dish. Onion and tomatoes are used liberally in Indian kitchens to add flavours and an array of health benefits to the dish. Cook the onion tomato paste with the masalas till it leaves the oil. Blanch the spinach, mint and coriander leaves in warm salted water before grinding the same to remove the impurities and retain the colour of the greens. Marinate and grill the paneer cubes before adding them to the gravy to elevate the flavours of the dish. Add a dollop of hand-made white butter before serving the dish or grate some extra paneer shavings to add to the presentation. Follow this simple Paneer Pudina Masala Video link to prepare Paneer Pudina Masala Restaurant style at home.

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