No Onion No Garlic, Paneer, Side Dish for Roti

JAIN STYLE PALAK PANEER

Whevever you see a Menu Card in any restaurant,you can see a seperate list of dishes that are made in Jain style. It is nothing but the same dish but devoid of onion and garlic.We all at times don’t eat onion and garlic on certain days.During that time I make these kind of dishes,but believe me you won’t be able to find out the absence of onion or garlic.The freshness and creaminess of the spinach and paneer is a good combo with pooris ,rotis,naan and parathas.The taste is simply awesome and daughter loves it very much.You can replace the paneer with tofu as a variation and apt for vegans.I have tried both versions with paneer and tofu.

I usually make one dry curry and one gravy with my rotis.This Palak Paneer is ideal to pair with any curry and is delicious.If you are out of time and in a hurry,you can make the palak puree the day before and store it in the fridge.Then the process becomes quick and easy the next day.I have kept the spices simple and easily available in our pantry.Blanching of the spinach ensures the colour green even after cooking.This Jin version of the Punjabi dish is truly a delight to try.See down below the easy recipe of Jain Style Palak Paneer.

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JAIN STYLE PALAK PANEER
Course side dish
Cuisine jain
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Course side dish
Cuisine jain
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and rinse palak leaves thoroughly. In a pan boil water.
  2. Add palak leaves to the boiling water.This process is called blanching.
  3. Add running water over it to cool down.
  4. Add it to a blender.
  5. Puree it.
  6. In a pan add oil and ghee.
  7. Add paneer cubes.
  8. Take them out once golden brown.
  9. Add in a bowl of cold water.This will ensure the paneer not being rubbery and chewy.
  10. In a pan add oil and cumin seed, grated ginger chopped tomato.
  11. Add turmeric powder,red chilly powder and coriander powder.Also add palak puree.
  12. Mix well and boil for 5 minutes.
  13. Add paneer cubes.
  14. Jain Style Palak Paneer is ready to be served.
Recipe Notes

Notes

You can crush some kasoori methi and add just before switching off.

You can add tomato puree as well.

Add Jeera powder for more flavour.

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