Monday, August 5, 2013

Palak Paneer

 Palak Paneer is one such North Indian dish which I have been eating and Loving since the time my Aunt used to make it for us from our childhood. And when I grew up I learnt the recipe and make it at home Its of such side dishes which takes in limited ingredients in it.


So here is the recipe for all of u those who love palak

paneer
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Ingredients


2 bunches palak 
200 gms paneer (Frozen ones, soften them by soaking it in Luke warm water)
2-3 green chili 
1 large Onion , finely chopped
Grated ginger and garlic 2 tsp
Cumin powder ½  tsp
Coriander powder ½  tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp 
cream 2 tbsp
Lemon Juice- 1 tsp

Salt as per taste
½ -2 tbsp oil 

Method:

Bring the frozen paneer cubes to room temperature. Wash, rinse the spinach very well. Remove the thick portion of the stem

Blanch the spinach it in hot water. Now drain and put the leaves in a bowl containing cold water. Blend the blanched palak with green chilies to make it into a smooth puree.
Dice paneer into one inch by one inch by half inch pieces.
Heat oil in a deep pan/kadai. Add finely chopped onion, grated ginger garlic and sauté it till the raw smell goes off and onion turns golden brown. Add coriander powder, cumin powder and sauté  it again on low flame for few seconds taking care not to burn it.

Add the spinach puree , salt and garam masala and stir. Check seasoning. Add water if required. When the gravy comes to a boil, add the paneer and mix well. Stir in lemon juice. Finally add fresh cream. Serve hot with rotis or rice.


Have a lovely Week Ahead,
  

2 comments:

Priya Suresh said...

The colour of the palak paneer itself is very pleasing and attractive..

Chitz said...

One of my favs !! Looks yum..