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This week I was having some serious cravings for a curry. I have a few recipes stored away in my handy cook book, but as I flipped through the pages, nothing jumped out at me. I took this as a sign to get creative and find something new. And that’s exactly what I did.
You may be wondering, what is spinach palak tofu paneer? Palak paneer is a dish that originated from the Indian subcontinent and has been served for hundreds of years. Typically, it is a dish that uses cubed cream cheese in a curry dish. Interestingly, palak paneer was invented as a vegetarian dish. However, seeing as this isn’t vegan friendly, I have created a version of this using tofu but keeping the essence and feel of the original dish.
So let’s take a closer look.
To make this recipe, you will need a little more time and effort than most of our other recipes. But I only bring you these big ones if they are worth it and trust me, this one is worth it! So, you will need 19 ingredients and 45 minutes for this recipe.
There are many notable ingredients in this meal but some stand out among the rest. First, we have tofu. Tofu is a staple piece among many vegan dishes and has incredible array of nutritional benefits. It’s a good source of protein, iron, calcium, magnesium, copper, and contains all 8 essential amino acids.
We also have spinach, ginger, and pumpkin seeds. In total, all of the 19 ingredients combined provide us with a good source of vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium, and manganese.
The spinach palak tofu paneer is the perfect meal for lunch or dinner because it’s:
To store your spinach palak tofu paneer, you will need to place it into an airtight container and pop it into the fridge for up 48 hours. You will need to be wary about not storing your cooked tofu for too long as it can become unhealthy and unsafe to eat.
And that about sums it up. I hope you have enjoyed this recipe, I know I have. See you next time!
Liked this recipe? Why not head over and check out our Green Beans with Creamy Tomato Sauce and Chickpeas or our Potato Stew with Green Beans and Roasted Peanuts recipe for more exciting ideas.
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For the tofu
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|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 579||From Fat 153|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 17g||26.23%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||13.71%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 89g||29.77%|
|Dietry Fiber 9g||35.28%|
|Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-4) 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin A 6718.76IU||134.38%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.79mg||39.57%|
|Vitamin C 36.45mg||60.74%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 2.27mg||7.56%|
|Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) 326.75µg||408.44%|
|Pantothenic acid 1.73mg||17.33%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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