Palak Paneer

In every Indian restaurant I go to that is not a Dosa hang out, I order Palak Paneer. It’s my quest to find the best Palak Paneer I can. The quest often ends up with tasteless mulched, soggy, spinach in my mouth. But often the dish is delicious.

I’ve tried to make it a few times, but I’ve kinda failed. I haven’t tried for a while but I can remember it not being too tasty or looking kinda limp…

Anyway… so, the recent Shuttleworth Gathering, which is a meet-the-Fellows, staff, and Alumni which happens every six months, was a few weeks ago in Kerala, India. First, I ate myself stupid. The food was amazing. But… on the last full day of the Gathering, Matt Reasons, Mr ‘can do’, organised a cooking lesson led by the head chef of the place we were staying. Whoot! On top of that, I put in a special request to learn how to cook Palak Paneer ‘properly’…and what do you know…

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I was joined by chefs Isha, Ryan, and Kef.

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The coolest kids on the block. We had heaps of fun and the food tasted awesome. Snap of the recipe below.

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There are some tricks to it of course…but ..y’know…thats between me and the chef 🙂

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