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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
Cumin seeds/Jeera-1/2tsp
Chopped onion-1tbsp
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
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......
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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