Monday, April 18, 2011

Meatless (Vegan) Monday: Palak Paneer Tofu and Link-up

Day 108.

Mmm...palak paneer the creamy cheese is my favorite part, I'll admit it. But the spinach can be super yummy, too. I'm really particular about the spices though and sometimes even the best Indian restaurants have icky-flavored spinach, in my opinion. So, I'll make my own for Vegan Monday!

Palak Paneer Tofu
1 bunch spinach, chopped
1 red onion, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
olive oil
1-2 Tbsp. curry (to taste)
2 C veggie broth
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
8 oz. paneer (or substitute vegan ricotta or cream cheese)
1 C cubed tofu or other "meat" substitute (maybe "chicken" cubes)

Coat large saucepan with olive oil. Brown onion and garlic. Add spinach, broth and nutritional yeast and stir. Add spices (feel free to do your curry to taste). Cook until spinach is wilted on medium-low. Add cheese and tofu and stir. Cook until cheese is melted/heated (paneer will stay in cubes, others will get melty).

The Results
Wow! I love it. It's the perfect spice seasoning for my paneer. A definite repeat. And so surprisingly simple

Vegan Monday Link-up, Week 12
To participate this week here on Veggie Converter, you will be able to comment or link your Meatless Monday meals while I post my Meatless Monday challenge to myself, Vegan Mondays. If you're a vegetarian or vegan blogger and would like to be featured for Vegan Mondays, link up, or contact
Today's Meatless·Vegan Monday meal is Type A Housewife's Shipreck Casserole.
Mmm...I've never even heard of this casserole. It sounds great!

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Next week, a reader recipe that was linked up this week will be highlighted on Meatless (Vegan) Mondays. Each week you link up or comment, gives you an opportunity to be featured the following week.

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  1. I have never had Palek Paneer, but it sounds delicious. I'm looking for new recipes with spinach because my husband loves it, and I am beginning to like it more! Thank you for sharing this one, and also for hosting! Have a great week!

  2. Thanks for choosing my Shipwreck Casserole to be highlighted! I think it must be one of the many casserole-type recipes that originated during the Depression. Cheap and filling!

    I think tempeh would be a good alternative to tofu in your paneer recipe. I've made quite a few Indian dishes with it and it's wonderful at absorbing whatever sauce it's in.

  3. This looks delicious. I love idea for meatless monday. With recipes tasting this good, soon there will be also meatless Tuesdays :)