– Phyllo sheets one half of a package– 8 ounces Spinach fresh or frozen– 1 ½ cup Paneer grated– ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds– 1 cup Onion finely chopped– 2-3 Green chilies finely chopped– 1 teaspoon Garam masala– to taste Salt– 1 tablespoon Oil more for brushing the phyllo sheets
– Remove the frozen phyllo sheet from the freezer and let it thaw in room temperature for about 2 hours. I used one roll from the package which had about 20 sheets.
– I used frozen chopped spinach, so I thawed it in the microwave and then drained out all the liquid by squeezing the spinach. Keep this aside. If using fresh spinach, sauté it in a pan with a drop of oil for 3-5 minutes or until the spinach wilts and let out all the liquid and then drain out the liquid.
– Grate the paneer and keep this aside as well.– In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add the cumin seeds. Let it splutter and then add the chopped onions. Sauté the onions until slightly brown. Now add the green chilies. Garam masala, salt, spinach and paneer and mix well. Cook this mixture on low flame for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat and keep aside.
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