Green vegetables are rich in Vitamin A and B. They improve your eye-sight and shield you from vision problems. Greens improve your immune system and increase your resistance against diseases. They are Vitamin K found in most greens helps blood coagulation. These are just some of the benefits of eating green vegetables.
As my entry for JFI, I am sending a vegetable that’s a beautiful medley to two of my favorite foods. Palak and Paneer join hands to create Palak Paneer.
1.2 large bunches of spinach
2.2 packets of fried paneer
3.2-3 green chillies
4.8-10 garlic cloves
5.3 tbsps oil
6.½ tsp cumin seeds
7.Salt to taste
8.1 tbsp lemon juice
9.4 tbsps fresh cream
1.Remove stems and wash spinach in running water. Blanch in salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove and hold under chilled water. Squeeze out excess water. Remove stems, wash, and roughly chop green chillies.
2.Grind spinach into a fine paste along with the green chillies.
3.Peel, wash, and chop garlic.
4.Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. When they change color, add garlic and sauté for half a minute. Add the spinach puree and stir. Check seasoning. Add water if required.
5.When the gravy comes to a boil, add the paneer and mix well. Stir in lemon juice. Finally, add fresh cream.
Sending this as my entry for JFI: Greens. JFI has now completed one full year. Though I joined this event very late, I am quite hooked on to it. I find this event entertaining and challenging, yet very sacred at the same time.
Don’t forget to eat greens. After all, Popeye got all his power by eating spinach. Enjoy some funny cartoons:)
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