Paneer Palakh – A Jewel Amongst Indian Curries


Indian Cuisine includes some curries which act as a comprehensive meal. And when served with any of the Indian breads, their charm multiplies manifolds.

Paneer Palakh, also known as saag paneer or spinach paneer is a divine dish, fit for royalty, fit for your favorite party or get together, and maybe also the perfect dish you’d like to make for your family as a tempting Sunday night dinner.

Some things that make Paneer Palakh a dish as tempting as none other are:

1. It’s a tasty, fulfilling meal

2. Very nutritious, spinach happens to be a rich source of minerals while cottage cheese is one of the best sources of protein.

The dietary value of paneer paalakh is high, and this acts as an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and also Calcium, Iron, sodium and potassium.

The best part is that the dish is relatively easy to make.

So if you are trying to get your kids to start liking leafy greens, paneer palakh is the alternative to go for. If the kids happen to admire cottage cheese, they will develop a liking for spinach as well.

Go for paneer palakh, and see you guests rave in awe, admiration and delight.

With the high percentage of minerals, vitamins, pigments and phytonutrients that we find in spinach, the vegetable is beneficial for a host of vital processes.

Let’s run through some of the additional benefits of spinach that we should be aware of:

1. Maintaining A Good Eyesight

2. Preventing AMD or Age related Macular Degeneration

High percentages of antioxidants that are present in spinach help prevent harmful effects of free radicals which negatively affect vision. Consuming spinach regularly could work towards preventing age related conditions such as glaucoma or even macular degeneration.

3. Neurological Benefits

Components of spinach such as potassium, folate and several antioxidants offer neurological benefits to people who regularly consume them. So the risk of Alzheimer’s disease reduces. Potassium is essential for brain health and works towards improving cognition, concentration and neural activity.

4. Maintaining Blood Pressure

Spinach has high potassium content and low sodium content. The combination is extremely effective for someone suffering from high blood pressure as potassium lowers blood pressure while sodium increases blood pressure.

5. Bone Mineralisation

Spinach is a rich source of minerals such as manganese, copper, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus which keep the bones strong and help prevent osteoarthritis. Alternately, vitamin K present in spinach helps retain calcium in bone matrix so as to ensure bone mineralization.


by Harshad Jethra

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