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Palak Paneer

posted Sep 11, 2015, 10:27 AM by Ramya Sadish Kannan

Palak paneer is a prominent North Indian dish. The blend of paneer with spinach gives the dish a rich taste. It is a easy and simple dish which goes well with roti/ chapathi and jeera rice.

Palak Paneer

  Ingredients:
  • Spinach (Palak) - 3 cups
  • Paneer - 1 cup (cubed)
  • Onions - 1 (medium sized) (finely chopped)
  • Garlic - 5 cloves (finely chopped)
  • Green chillies - 1 (chopped)
  • Tomato - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1/2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
  • Cloves- 3 or 4 
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Oil
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
 

Method:
  1. Add spinach to boiling water and allow to cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Drain the water after its cooked and allow to cool by running it in cold water.
  3. Puree the cooked spinach using a blender.
  4. Heat 2 spoons of oil in a pan. Add bay leaves, cinnamon , cloves and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add cumin seeds and saute.
  6. Now add chopped garlic, onions, green chilli and saute.
  7. Add ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes off.
  8. Add turmeric powder and saute. Now add the tomatoes and saute.
  9. Once the tomatoes are soft and tender add coriander powder, chilli powder and mix well for 2 minutes.
  10. Now add the pureed spinach, salt and mix well.
  11. Add 1/2 cup water and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes.
  12. Now add the paneer cubes and gently stir.
  13. Allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  14. Finally add butter and allow the butter to melt.
  15. Switch off flame and serve hot with rotis or jeera rice.

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