Expert-reviewed by Ashwini S.Kanade, Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator with 17 years of experience
No-oil versions of your favourite home-cooked recipes generally translate to a tasteless affair. But not anymore. We’ve brought you an oil-free version of your favourite Palak Paneer, without having to compromise on the yumminess!
What you’ll need:
This serves 2 people.
- Spinach – 1 cup or about 50 to 60 grams.
- Paneer – 200 grams, cubed
- Onions – 1 medium
- Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed
- Ginger – 1/2 inch (Here’s why people with diabetes MUST include ginger in their diet)
- Shahjeera – 1/4th teaspoon
- Garam masala – 1 teaspoon
- Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
- Cumin Powder – 1 teaspoon
- Coriander Powder – 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric -1/4th teaspoon (Read about the health benefits of turmeric for people with diabetes)
- Olive oil – 5 gms. or 1 tsp.
- Salt to taste
How to make:
- Clean and blanch the spinach it in boiling water for about 3 minutes. Transfer it immediately to a bowl of ice-cold water for 5 minutes.
- Drain the leaves and keep aside. In a dry pan, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and saute the onions, ginger, and garlic.
- Take this sauteed mixture and spinach leaves, and grind them into a fine paste.
- In a non-stick pan, toss the paneer cubes till they turn slightly brown.
- Brush some oil on the non-stick pan, add the spinach paste, dry masala powders, shahjeera and simmer for a few minutes. Add salt.
- Add the sauteed paneer cubes, simmer for few minutes and enjoy hot with Multigrain Chapatis.
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