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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.

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