Spinach Dumplings in Tomato Gravy

A new form of spinach.Very tasty and delicious. Looks good too.

Serves: 4                                                                                          Time Taken: 50 Minutes

  • Spinach 1/2 Kg
  • 8 Garlic Cloves finely chopped
  • Salt as  per taste
  • 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp red chilly powder
  • 3 Big Tomatoes Paste
  • Paneer/Cottage Cheese 50 gm
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 Tsp Green Cardamom Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Ginger Paste
  • Oil to deep fry and cook
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander powder
  • 3-4 Tbsp of corn-flour
  • Cumin powder as per taste
  • 1/4 Cup of heavy cream
  • a pinch or two of garam masala
  • A Tbsp of green onion or coriander finely chopped

  1. Boil the spinach leaves for a minute only or keep them in hot water for a minute or 2 only. Take them out of water and blend them in a blender.
  2. In a pan heat 1 & 1/2 Tbsp of oil. Add around 1-2 Tsp of chopped garlic as per your taste.
  3. Saute it for 2-3 seconds. Don't let them turn in red or light pink color. Add half turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt, green chilies and spinach. Saute it until the moisture is completely gone. Let it get cool.
  4. Mash the paneer and add salt and cumin powder as per taste. Now, once spinach comes at room temperature, mix spinach, cornflour and paneer together very well.
  5. Make small balls of it and deep fry them. Oil should not be very hot. Fry them until they are crispy.
  6. In a wok add butter. Into this add garlic, ginger paste, cardamom powder. Mix them well. Add tomato puree into it. Add salt as per taste and red chilly powder. Cook tomatoes until the gravy is thicken. 
  7. Then, add heavy cream and mix it really well.
  8. Add garam masala powder and a pinch of cardamom powder. Cook it for 2 minutes.
  9. For serving, Take the gravy in serving bowl. Put, dumplings in it and sprinkle either green onions or coriander. Serve Hot with chapati/Paratha/any indian Bread.