Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer Recipe
  • Dinner
  • Servings
  • 3Spicy
  • 30 MinsCook Time
  • Cuisine : North Indian
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“Palak Paneer ” is a popular North Indian dish. Cubes of “paneer” are simmered in creamy blend of spinach, tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, and spices to make this flavorful dish


Ingredients

  1. 454 grams of spinach- cleaned and washed
  2. 4 big cloves of garlic
  3. 1-inch piece of ginger- chopped roughly
  4. 1 small onion- chopped finely
  5. 2 green chillies- roughly chopped
  6. 2 medium sized tomatoes- pureed or grated
  7. 1/2 teaspoon tomato paste- optional (for color)
  8. 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  10. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  11. 2 green chillies- roughly chopped
  12. 1/4 teaspoon red chilly powder ( this is only for color)
  13. salt to taste
  14. 4 tablespoons oil
  15. 300 grams paneer- store bought or homemade

Step By Step Method

  • Step 1. Steam the spinach in a vessel and keep aside. I do not add water, just put spinach in a vessel and keep on low heat and cover. After 7 to 10 minutes it will wilt.

    Step 2. Squash the garlic in a mortar -pestle, roughly. Don’t be tempted to chop the pieces.

    Step 3. Heat oil in vessel. Add the garlic and turn the heat to low. Keep frying. It should be a light brown color. Be careful, not to burn this.

    Step 4. Turn the heat to medium high, add onions and fry to a golden brown color. While browning, I add a dash of salt as this helps the onions to release some it’s water and speeds up the browning.

    Step 5.While the onions are browning, grind the steamed spinach, ginger and chillies in a blender and keep aside.

    Step 6.After the onions are lightly browned, add the pureed spinach, ginger and chilly mixture to it. Mix well.

    Step 7.Add garam masala, turmeric, coriander powder, red chilly powder. Saute this for 5 to 10 minutes.

    Step 8.Add tomatoes and tomato paste and fry for 5 minutes. Cover and let it cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.

    Step 9.Fry well, and then add the paneer which is cut in small pieces. Cover for 5 minutes.
    Step 10. Serve hot with “Chappati or Naan”.

About Chef

asmita

As a leading model, Asmita Kakodker featured in over 250 television and print commercials for prominent brands like Ponds, Maruti, Nivea, Pepsodent and Nirma to name a few. Now, as a homemaker, wife and most importantly, a mother, she uses all her spare time to focus on her new passion – the culinary arts!

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