Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Crumbled Cottage Cheese Spinach Curry!


When I was a child I would never touch Spinach. With a lot of hard work done by my mom on me, I started eating it and now I love it :-)

My husband and I tried a curry similar to this one in an Indian restaurant in Frankfurt, and loved it. The very next day, I tried a variation on the curry at home and since then it features quite regularly on our dining table. Its a very simple and easy to make dish and delicious too.

This recipe goes to Preeti's  Green Gourmet Event


Ingredients

2 cup - spinach, shredded 
1/2 cup - onion, chopped
1/2 cup - yellow bell pepper
1 - green chilli, finely chopped (more or less)
1 tsp - ginger, thinly sliced
4 tbsp - low fat milk/cream
2 tsp - sunflower oil
1/4 tsp - cumin seeds
1 /4 tsp - cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp - clove powder
1/4 tsp - cardamom powder
salt to taste
a generous pinch of sugar
2 tbsp - tomato, chopped (to garnish)

For the crumbled cottage cheese

2 cup - low fat milk (For the recipe, please follow the link here)

Method
  1. Blanch the spinach in salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Refresh in chilled water and squeeze out excess water.
  2. Heat oil in a non stick pan, add cumin seeds and when the seeds start to splutter add the green chillies, onions and bell pepper and cook for a minute. 
  3. Add the blanched spinach, crumbled cottage cheese and cook again for a minute stirring lightly. Add the spices and the milk/cream and cook again for a minute.
  4. Garnish with finely chopped tomatoes and serve hot. 


Enjoy!

66 comments:

  1. wow nice...i know only to make thoran with spinah....i will try this...with what we will have this...

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  2. hmmm.
    looks lovely and healthy dear :-)

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  3. This is new to me n looks gud

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  4. wow this looks good dear..and new tooo!

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  5. i have always loved this combo , and you have done it in a very different way which i simply loved it...with these ingredients am sure it must have been very tasty...thanks for sharing it rachana

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  6. Very nice click, and liked a new version of palak paneer looks very tempting.

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  7. This looks so new to me! Lovely concoction! Thanks for sending this to GG-1.

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  8. This is very different Rachana..I'l try this sometime..sounds yummy Dear..

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  9. Very unique.Same here I used to hate spinach while growing up but now I love them .

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  10. Wow! This side dish is healthy and appetizing!

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  11. Very nice click, and liked a new version of palak paneer looks very tempting

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  12. YUMMO! My daughter would love it. Looks great.

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  13. we make a smae dry preparation for breakfast. this one looks yummy and perfect with rotis. will try.

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  14. Ohh i missed this recipe..

    loving it..will surely try it out..

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  15. This is new version of cooking spinach, looks great, thanks for sharing dear...

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  16. This looks and sounds delicious. Anything that looks this good must be delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  17. Sounds delicious..new for me..will tr this.
    Nice clicks dear.

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  18. thanks Rachana, sounds simple and yummy... will try this out.

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  19. Looks delicious!
    This would be a perfect stuffing for puff pastry.

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  20. I love palak paneer!!
    And this one looks absolutely divine!!
    Have a nice day :)

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  21. healthy n delicious looking cottage cheese spinach...yum!

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  22. Spinach with cottage cheese looks very delicious.Love the colorful picture.

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  23. Rachana,

    Spinach with cottage cheese looks really yummy.

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  24. I love spinach which is very healthy and loveeeee cottage cheese. Looks very delicious and yummy.

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  25. Looks super yumm..So easy to make..When I was a child Itoo hated spinach..not anymore cuz I dont want my son to follow my steps:)

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  26. The combo of cottage cheese, spinach, and all the spices sounds amazing!

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  27. i liked this recipe rachan..Nice one re...simple and healthy. I make palak ki sabzi a simple one. but adding this to it would really be refreshing for all at home

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  28. i am going to try this ..an let u know :)

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  29. Reminds me of Greek Salad. Very nice Rachana!

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  30. I always loved green, this one sounds simple and delicious!

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  31. ya, what is it about spinach anyways...

    i remember not eating it until the first time...which was at my Greek neighbours house...i didn't want to be rude, so I forced it down....and actually, by the end of it enjoyed it!

    now , I use it all the time...right from the start...and my kids love it too!

    this looks great!

    ciao bella
    thanks for stopping in for tea!

    creative carmelina

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  32. thank you so much for visiting me! I'm honoured to have as one of the followers. you made my day!
    Bless you!

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  33. Simple and brilliant idea of using cottage cheese, lovely curry..

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  34. oh la la , it was delicious. I have just prepared it tonight and it tasted as good as it looks on your beautiful pictures! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  35. I love spinach in any form - raw or cooked!! my hubby is so tired of eating spinach, its banned from our house:-) but this looks interesting..will try it out since just looking at the pics is giving me hunger pangs:-)

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  36. I love that you made your own cottage cheese for this! What a delicious dish. It seems so perfectly spiced.

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  37. Looks scrumptious and the combination of spices really work well for a simple, yet elegant dish!

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  38. I love spinach ,this dish looks wonderful.Never tried cooking it with cottage cheese before very innovative.

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  39. Looks yummy!! I love spinach. I like the way you suggest making the cottage cheese too.

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  40. wow..i luv it...delicious and healthy

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  41. looks yummy... very interesting recipe...

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  42. Hey wow thats a yummy healhty recipe i feel..nice color....and i love green veggies a lot....urs is perfect...

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  43. Sounds interesting and unique

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  44. Nice n innovative (But green leafy vegetables.... hmmm... a little no no)

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  45. It luks fantastic ranhana :) Yum I must say

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  46. Very different dish Rachna. Looks healthy and appetizing. Thanks for sharing :-)

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  47. Looks great Rachana nice healthy and delicious recipe

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  48. Lovely recipe, looks delicious.

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  49. I was surprised how strongly spinach (which I've always loved, even as a kid) features in the Indian cuisine; and this is another delicious recipe. I've now told my husband - the cook in our house - about your blog, and he is very interested!

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  50. Un délicieux plat d'été. j'aime beaucoup.
    See soon.

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  51. un plat léger et parfumé, il m'est impossible d'y résister
    j'adore
    bonne soirée

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  52. Would love to have any spinach and cottage cheese dish..looks tempting!!

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  53. Rachana

    For the longest time my son was begging for a spinach and paneer curry and I was hesitant because I thought it would be a lot of work to make the paneer at home, fresh; with this recipe I can easily make it and I think the end result will be just as good! Thank you!

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  54. Hi Rachana,
    Spinach with cottage cheese is new to me..looks so yummy!!tasty!!

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  55. Thats a nice combo,its a good dish to make kids eat the greens!

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  56. wonderful way to enjoy spinach and a great variation on traditional palak paneer.

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  57. Looks delicious never tasted this before. Kind of like Palak bhurji?

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  58. This sounds interesting!!

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  59. Looks yumm.I am planning to make this with Tofu.Will try and let u know..

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  60. Looks very interesting and delicious!

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  61. Looks and sounds like a great side!

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  62. Looks delicious with all of those spice.
    mimi

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