Palak Paneer recepie
Prep Time : 6-10 minutes
Cook time : 11-15 minutes
Serve : 4
Level Of Cooking : Easy
Ingredients for Palak Paneer for the palak puree:
- spinach / palak 1 bunch
- green chilli 1
- garlic cloves 1
- ginger 1 inch
- for the palak curry:
- butter / ghee - 2 tsp
- tej patta / bay leaf -1
- cumin seeds - 1 tsp
- onion, 1 finely copped
- tomato, 1 finely copped
- garlic cloves, 1 finely copped
- turmeric powder ½ tsp
- red chilli powder ½ tsp
- garam masala powder ½ tsp
- salt to taste
- Spinach 900 grams
- Paneer (cottage cheese) 200 grams
- Green chillies 2-3
- Oil 3 tablespoons
- Salt to taste
- Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
- Fresh cream 4 tablespoons
Remove the stems and wash spinach thoroughly in running water. Blanch in salted boiling water for two minutes. making the palak (spinach) puree:
boil water and add bunch of palak leaves separating stems.
once the palak changes its colour immediately add the palak leaves containing ice water.
now make a puree of palak adding ginger, garlic and green chilli.
keep the spinach puree aside.
Squeeze out excess water. Grind into a fine paste along with green chillies.
Cut the paneer into one inch by one inch by half inch pieces. Heat oil in a pan.
Add cumin seeds. When they begin to change colour, add garlic and sauté for half a minute. now add the finely chopped onions and garlic.
add the finely chopped tomatoes.
Add the spinach puree and stir. add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. add garam masala powder
Add water if required. stir well and add fried paneer cubes .When the gravy comes to a boil, add the paneer and mix well. Stir in lemon juice.
Finally add fresh cream. Serve hot.