This is a recipe that I kind of developed myself, from a number of other recipes out there.
226g* paneer cheese, chopped into 1cm cubes
900g* frozen spinach
1 x brown onion
1 x red chili
2 x garlic cloves
2cm fresh ginger, grated
330ml* creme fraiche
2 tbs lemon juice
1 cal spray (or oil of choice)
1tbs garam masala
1 tbs chili powder/chili flakes
1 tbs turmeric
1 tbs cumin powder
*These happen to be the packet sizes in our local supermarket – I hate using half a packet of things! All these quantities can be varied, depending on what’s on offer.
Empty the spinach into a bowl, and cook per the packet instructions.
Put all the spice mix ingredients into a bowl. mix them together, and add the paneer, ensuring the cheese is thoroughly coated in the mix.
Spray a non-stick pan with 1 cal spray, or heat your chosen oil, and add the cheese. Cook for about 5 minutes until it becomes brown and a bit crispy. Remove it from the pan, and set it aside.
Add some more 1 cal spray or oil to the pan, and add the ginger, garlic, onion and chili. Cook for about 3-4 minutes making sure it doesn’t burn. Add the spinach and the lemon juice and cook for a further 3 minutes. Add the paneer and continue to heat. Finally, add the creme frache and plenty of pepper. Heat until it is all warm and serve.
I serve this with cauliflower rice and it comes in at under 500 calories per portion. These are very big portions, and it could easily serve five or even six.