Full of Protein and Iron, this Palak Paneer Bhurji is perfect to serve for your everyday meals or to pack in your Lunch Box. Here is how to make it.
I work long hours for my blog and this along with taking care of Bhavye and Oreo makes me very tired by the end of the day.
Our body requires a lot of minerals and vitamins to function. Therefore, it is very essential to see that our everyday meals contain all the necessary elements that are required for a healthy lifestyle. One of the most important minerals that is a must in our everyday food intake is Iron.
And that might lack sometimes due to our busy schedules and lifestyle. In order to fulfill every aspect, such as working for long hours, taking care of the family, finishing the household work, and many other things that comes along during the day, we somewhere forget to take care of our own health.
This pretty hectic schedule soaks up all our energy and at the end our body ends up feeling extremely tired. This might happen due to the lack of one of the most important mineral in our body, i.e Iron.
Iron, an essential component of Hemoglobin is a mineral which provides oxygen and energy to our body through the red blood cells.
Not only this, consumption of Iron rich foods also preserve many vital functions in the body, that is energy, gastrointestinal processes, the immune system, and the regulation of body temperature.
We often see that the deficiency of Iron causes many health problems, the most common being tiredness or fatigue, and it may even led to Iron deficiency Anemia.
You must be wondering how should we avoid this deficiency of Iron in our near future? Well, it is as simple as consuming food items that are rich in Iron on a regular basis.
From Veg to Non Veg, there are many food items that are rich in Iron such as Spinach, White Beans, Oysters, Soy Bean, Dark Chocolate, Lentils, Tofu, Sardines etc, that we can include in our regular diet.
But sometimes it happens, that even after consuming a good diet, we end up lacking Iron in our body. Yes, it is possible! In such situations, we may overcome these lifestyle problems by consuming Iron Rich supplements like Livogen Adult Tonic along with a healthy diet.
A good iron supplements helps you overcome the deficiency of Iron in your body, which is sometimes difficult to fulfill with the everyday food items. A good iron supplement with a good healthy diet may help you offset iron deficiency. Livogen Adult Tonic is a complete blood health tonic which has iron and folic acid, both extremely beneficial in producing red blood cells and maintaining your overall health.
It has always come to my rescue!
Along with Iron supplement, I ensure that I take Iron rich diet, and no doubt my favorite Ingredient is Spinach. This green leafy vegetable is easily available at the local vegetable vendors, affordable and is also available throughout the year.
So whenever I have some spinach sitting in my fridge, I make one of my family’s absolute favorite recipe that is Palak Paneer Bhurji.
Easy to make and delicious to eat, this gives us a daily dose of Iron from the spinach and protein from the Paneer. So let’s see how you can make Palak Paneer Bhurji and enjoy it for your everyday meals.
About This Recipe
Palak Paneer Bhurji, is a popular North Indian recipe that has the goodness of both Iron and Protein from Spinach and Paneer. It is inspired from ‘Bhurji’, which is usually made from eggs and served for breakfast.
If you like Palak Paneer, I am sure you will love this dry version where Spinach and Paneer are cooked along with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, green chillies and everyday spices.
You can also serve it along with a Bread Toast or a toasted Pav.
I often pack this for my family’s Lunch Box, as they simply love eating this with some Tawa Parathas and a Raita on the side.
Step By Step Recipe
Heat oil/ghee in a pan.
Once the oil/ghee is hot, add cumin seeds and hing. Let them crackle for a few seconds.
Add onion, ginger and garlic and fry until onion is slightly browned.
Now, add tomato and green chilli and cook for another minute.
Next, add coriander powder, turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala and red chilli powder and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Crumble the paneer and add it in the pan along with spinach, salt, cumin powder, garam masala powder and lemon juice and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.
Palak Paneer Bhurji Recipe
- 1 tbsp Oil (or ghee)
- 2 tbsp Ghee
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1/4 tsp Hing
- 1 cup Onion (finely chopped)
- 1 tsp Ginger (finely chopped)
- 1 tsp Garlic (finely chopped)
- 1/2 cup Tomato (finely chopped)
- 2 tsp Green Chillies (finely chopped)
- 1 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 2 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1-1/2 cup Homemade Fresh Paneer
- 1 cup Spinach (finely chopped)
- Salt (to taste)
- 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander (finely chopped)
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and hing.
- Let them crackle for a few seconds.
- Add onion, ginger and garlic and fry until onion is slightly browned.
- Now, add tomato and green chilli and cook for another minute.
- Next, add coriander powder, turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala and red chilli powder and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Crumble the paneer and add it in the pan along with spinach, salt, cumin powder, garam masala powder and lemon juice and mix well.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.
This post is in collaboration with Livogen. Approval Code: MAT-IN-SANG/LIV-20-000021