My favorite Indian dishes, hands down, are saag paneer and chana masala. Unfortunately, our preferred Indian joint here in Jakarta is kinda a pain to get to on the regular, so I don't get my favorites as often as I would like, leaving it up to me to try to recreate them at home.
Step 1: Sag Paneer. Step 2: Chana masala (coming soon... maybe this recipe?).
My first attempt at saag paneer was pretty successful! Two thumbs up for the recipe, although I wish now that I had made my own paneer (there are instructions in the recipe) rather than using the store-bought kind... the consistency of the cheese wasn't what I was looking for, but I bet homemade would have the creamy goodness I seek.
The only change I made was to splash a few tablespoons of heavy cream into the dish before serving, as it was a little too thick for my taste. Other than that, pretty straightforward and simple. And healthy, too... Give it a try!
We paired it with some tandoori-style roasted cauliflower that had a nice flavor, but turned out a bit mushy for my taste. Maybe a dry spice rub is better for cauliflower than the yogurt-based marinade in this recipe?