February 6, 2012

Palak Paneer




Palak Paneer is a creamy and delicious north indian dish with a lovely green colour. Paneer(cottage cheese) is cooked in a spinach based gravy and is mildly spiced. Taste great with roti, naan and paratha.

Ingredients:

1. Paneer - 200 gms
2. Palak/Spinach - 3 big bunches
   Oil - 2  tsp
   Sugar - 1/2 tsp
   Green chillies - 2 or 3
3. Tomato - 2 big
   Water to blanch the tomatoes
4. Oil - 2 tbsp
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Onion - 1 large, finely chopped
   Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
   Coriander powder - 2 tsp
   Garam masala - 1/2 to 1 tsp
   Kasoori methi - 1/4 tsp (crush it with your palms)
   Fresh cream - 3 tbsp

Getting ready:


1. Cut the paneer to small cubes. If you are using store bought paneer, place the cubes in hot water for 5-10 mins and then drain. This helps to make the paneer soft. It is optional to fry the paneer in a little ghee for a few minutes.
2. Discard the stems of the palak and wash the leaves well. Roughly chop them. Heat about 2 tsp of oil in a pan. Add chopped spinach and sugar. Adding sugar helps to get a lovely dark green colour. Saute till spinach wilts and becomes dark green in colour. Let the spinach cool a little and grind it along with green chillies to a smooth puree.
3. Boil water in a pan and add the tomatoes and boil till the skin loosens. Place the tomatoes in cold water and remove the skin. Grind the tomatoes to a smooth pulp.

Preparation:

1. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Fry the onions till light brown and then add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute. Add coriander powder and combine well.
2. Add the tomato pulp, mix well and let it boil. Add the spinach puree and paneer cubes and combine well and bring to boil. Add garam masala and kasoori methi and cook for few more minutes. The gravy becomes thick. Add fresh cream and serve.

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40 comments:

  1. nice and yum!love the addition of kasoori methi!beautiful colour!

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  2. Looks yummy.......beautiful colour.

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  3. Woooh, that's a lipsmacking dish!!
    I loved the addition of Kasoori Methi here, just so well incorporated with the idea of having greens. :)

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    1. Awesome Recipe

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  4. wonderful... delicious

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  5. mouthwatering gravy !! looks YUM !!

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  6. luks delicious.....with vibrant green color

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  7. palak paneer looks delicious .......

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  8. Palak paneer looks finger licking good.

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  9. Wonderful recipe Ramya, addition of kasoori methi makes it more flavorful n tasty...thanks for sending over!!

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  10. Ramya, this looks soooooo delish...I wish I could dig into this with roti for lunch...all time fav.

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  11. That looks awesome...i too add kasoori methi to my Palak paneer...

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  12. Second Palak Paneer of the day ! Loved this version too :)

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  13. Healthy recipe..creamy and tempting palak paneer

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  14. looks delicious....love the green of the palak....one of my fav combos!!

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  15. looks awesome...........yummy.........

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  16. That green is beautiful.. i am sure kids will love it as much as the elders

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  17. Looks lovely.. great post, a very healthy and tasty dish.. Loved it..!

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  18. This looks so lovely and creamy. Wonderfully made!

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  19. Oh yummy curry ... I'm planning on making it..

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  20. wow... palak paneer looks fabulous... perfect colour...

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  21. i luve paneer..especially this........looks awesome dear...........

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  22. delicious recipe..love ur presentation..

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  23. Palak panee...one of my favorite dish,looks so yummy.

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  24. wowww... color is awesome yaar...looks so creamy and rich..:)

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  25. Green and white colour looks lovely ! Nicely presented.

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