Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Palak Paneer

Here is another dish from North Indian cuisine , popularly from Punjab .Palak Paneer is served in most of the restaurants , hotels or Dhabas and loved by all age groups . You may prepare it for parties or get together at home . There are hundreds of recipes out there in the blogosphere but this is my way of making it. So let's start the recipe . Yum

1/2 kg spinach leaves
150 gm cottage cheese /paneer cubes
4 tomatoes
7-8 Galic cloves , chopped
4-5 green chillies
2" ginger piece

1 teaspoon cumin seeds
A pinch of asefetida

1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon red chilly powder
1 teaspoon gram masala
Salt to taste

4 to 5 tablespoon clarified butter
Water as required

Wash and cook spinach leaves with 1/2 a teaspoon of salt for 1 whistle in 1/2 cup water . Or else just cook it in a pan for 5-7 minutes till tender. Cool and blend to make a purée.
Boil water and add tomatoes in it , Let it rest in hot water for 5 minutes , remove from water , cool and peel the skin .Set aside.

Heat clarified butter in a wok and fry the cottage cheeseadd garlic , green chilly and ginger in it. Sauté for a minute and then drain out .Let the clarified butter remain in the wok.
Place the tomatoes in a food processor , add fried garlic -ginger and make a fine paste of it.
Add cumin seeds and asefetida in the clarified butter , fry for a minute . Pour this paste in to the clarified butter in the wok, cook for 5 minutes. Add all spices and salt , stir and cook for 5 minutes till clarified butter comes out from from edges. Add spinach purée and cook for 10 minutes more.
At last add fried paneer , stir and cook for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and serve hot with chapati ,Paratha or Naan.


Serve-4. Cooking time -30 to 40 minutes.

Best regards,
Sapana Behl


Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful happy new year to you and family

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious palak paneer Sapana, Happy new year to you and your family.

nandoos Kitchen said...

palak paneer looks very delicious. Happy new year Sapna

On-going event: Healthy vegetarian side dishes

Arthy shama said...

Very creamy and tempting green curry :)

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