Fri, Jul-18-03, 20:29
Plan: S.Beach/Insulin Resistnce
Location: K.C. area
Indian Spinach & Cheese - Sag Paneer
Olive oil or ghee
1 lg Onion, chopped
5 Cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 tomato, peeled, seeded & chopped
1" chunk of fresh ginger, peeled, chopped fine
1 lb fresh (triple washed) or frozen spinach, thawed
1 c Plain yogurt or sour cream
2 ts crushed red chili
1 ts cumin seed
2 ts Garam Masala or mild 'Curry Powder'
1.5 c half and half (or use 1 cup heavy cream and 1/2 c water, mixed)
8 oz ricotta cheese, or 4% cottage cheese, or Paneer, a homemade cheese from India
Salt & pepper to taste
Boil the spinach in 1 cup of water in a large skillet covered with a lid for ~ 4 minutes. Drain well in colander. Return the skillet to heat and add some oil or ghee. Add the onions & ginger, stir fry for a few minutes, add the garlic, tomato & cumin seed. Cook a few minutes then add the yogurt or sour cream, chili, and garam masala/curry powder and the drained spinach. Simmer at medium heat for 5 minutes. Mash the ingredients with a potato masher or use a hand blender to puree. Add the half and half. Add the cheese, simmer 5 minutes.
Season with salt & pepper. Makes 4 to 6 servings.