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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Palak Paneer / Palak Paneer Recipe / Spinach With Indian Cottage Cheese

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Palak Paneer
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Blanched palak/spinach- 1 small bunch
Salt to taste
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Chopped green chillies-2
Tempering
Cumin seeds/Jeera-1/2tsp
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Butter-1tbsp
Oil-2tsp
Other ingredients
Paneer/cottage cheese cubes-1 cup
(fry it in 1tbsp of butter till light brown on all sides.Do not fry too much as your paneer will become hard)
Frozen peas-1/2 cup
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Garam masala-1/4tsp
Jeera/cumin powder-1/8tsp
Amchur/Dry mango powder-1/8tsp
Milk-1/2 cup
Method
Heat oil & butter in a pan ,temper it with jeera.
Add onions fry them till light brown,now add all the dry masala powders & saute for a minute.
Now pour the ground paste &fry till raw smell disappears.
Pour needed water,milk,peas & paneer.In low flame cook the gravy till thick.
Best served with roti or naan......
Note:
a) Frying paneer is optional.
b) For extra richness to the gravy mix cream once you switch off the stove.
c) Add peas is optional,as my kids love peas i try adding to lot of recipes.
d) Instead of blanching spinach you can fry,cool & grind to a puree.
e) Some add chopped tomatoes to this dish,but i have not used.

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