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Palak Paneer is spinach, cooked well and pureed to a smooth consistency, blended with traditional Indian spices (think curry and chili), then added to chunks of paneer cheese, a soft, mild, fresh cheese common in Indian cuisine. Ours is similar to what you might find in many Indian restaurants, with a few important differences. One, it's consistently delicious, with the mildly flavored spinach and paneer perfectly complemented by the piquant, regional spices. Two, you can keep it in your freezer for whenever the mood strikes - especially essential for when a craving strikes at midnight and there's not an open Indian kitchen to be found. Three (and this is related to two), it makes an excellent spur-of-the-moment pizza topping for when run-of-the-mill is not on your agenda. And its' even alliterative! Palak Paneer Pizza… Precisely.
Finally, our price is simply amazing – $2.99 for each 10 ounce container. If you're not in a pizza mood (gasp!), serve it with your favorite rice or alongside (but not on top of) our Tandoori Naan for an Indian dinner in minutes, at a terrific everyday value. Only at your neighborhood Trader Joe's.