Palak Paneer is a long-time favourite of mine (ever since I went to India as a teenager) but for a long time I struggled to make it well. One day, after making yet another tasteless batch, I threw in some jalfrezi paste that I happened to have open in the fridge as a last resort….and amazingly, it turned into one of the best versions of the dish I’ve ever tasted!
I’m quite sure that using jalfrezi paste is not very authentic…but it’s easy and quick. Although paneer cheese can be quite difficult to find (I did manage to find some in my local big Sansburys), if you do manage to find some, be sure to give this dish a bash. It has 20g of protein a serving (quite a feat for a vegetarian dish) and only takes minutes to make. To make it super low-carb you can serve it with caulirice rather than regular rice (which is exactly what I’ve done in the video – again not very authentic but I’ve just got back from eating lots of croissants in France and my clothes are a bit tight..).
without any accompaniment:
340 calories | 20g protein | 19g fat | 22g carbs
with 100g of caulirice:
482 calories | 23g protein | 20g fat | 25g carbs
The full recipe is included in my book High Protein Classics – order it here.