A creamy, no onion, no garlic dish made with pureéd spinach and sauteéd mushrooms laden with deep flavors. This is a variation of the popular dish Palak Paneer. I present to you my keto friendly Palak Mushroom.
Good food is my weakness. Going on keto was a particularly difficult decision for me because I knew I would be away from the food that I was used to having. ‘New’ made me a little apprehensive, more so, because I wasn’t sure how the keto friendly food will fare in terms of looks. Especially, Indian keto friendly food. I wondered how I would be able to modify it for my blog. But within a few days of being into it, I realised that keto food is just as versatile and easy to prepare as any other Indian dish. All it needed was a little bit of tweaking of the recipes. I could eat everything that was a usual in my kitchen earlier.
As we all know, spinach or palak is laden with Vitamin A and Vitamin C, apart from iron and calcium. It is a very low carb vegetable which provides the necessary fiber. And fiber is absolutely essential when you are doing keto. With all the fat and protein that I eat everyday, fiber becomes necessary to maintain normal bowel movements.
I usually buy a big bag of baby spinach from costco every month. I pureé and freeze it as soon as I can and then I use it for Palak Chicken or Palak Paneer or this Palak Mushroom.
The recipe that I follow is very easy and requires very little work from start to finish. The spinach that I get is pre washed, which means I don’t have to spend too much time cleaning it. After washing, I just dunk it into boiling water for about 10 minutes before pureeéing it. The key for me is to not overcook the spinach. What you need to do is blanching. The spinach leaves should become soft when you take it out of the hot water. Immediately wash it under cold water to stop the cooking process and then move on to pureeéing it.
I remember, during my childhood I used to dislike palak paneer. In retrospect, maybe that was because of my even greater dislike for paneer. But when I got married and became even more conscious of what I cook and how I cook it, I gravitated towards spinach. Rather than using paneer, I figured I should use chicken or mushrooms with palak. That I did and I succeeded! I liked the dish and so did my husband.
Without further ado, let’s take a look how I made this keto friendly no onion, no garlic Palak Mushroom.
Do you like spinach? What are your favorite dishes with palak?
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Till next time,