Contrasting textures and flavours are brought together in this delicious homemade healthy palak paneer capsicum curry. The flavours of sautéed onion, ginger and garlic, methi (fenugreek) and jeera (cumin), meld with the richness of the tomato to form an aromatic gravy. The softness of the spinach puree contrasted with the crunch of the capsicum and the pieces of ginger and tomato are a culinary delight!
A family favourite, this homemade healthy palak paneer capsicum, a flavourful and nutritious curry, appears on my dining table at least once a week. I source fresh, zero pesticide Spinach, supplied by First Agro Farms through Sakura Fresh at Bangalore, and am comfortable that I am using safe healthy ingredients. Spinach has broad leaves and has very little grit or sand. One has to still wash the spinach well and make sure there is no grit clinging to it, before making palak paneer or any other dish! The homemade healthy palak paneer capsicum is easy to make and needs only a few ingredients. i have given the instructions step by step in stages so it may look like a lot of work, but actually its easy and quick. Traditionally capsicum is not used, however I add it to give texture to the dish. I also add tomato puree and yogurt.
Health & Nutrition in homemade healthy palak paneer capsicum
Spinach leaves are low in fat and cholesterol. They are a rich source of protein, fibre, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, iron, zinc, niacin, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.
Kitchen Hints for Homemade Healthy Palak Paneer Capsicum
While making the palak paneer, blanch the spinach and immediately plunge the drained leaves into a tub of ice water, to help retain the rich green colour. Use fresh paneer to get the best taste. Blanching and coarsely grinding the spinach, and then cooking it in very little oil, as in this recipe for palak paneer helps retain its nutritious properties.
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