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Palak/Spinach Paneer Is Green

Written By Srimathi Mani on Sunday, September 14, 2008 | 3:27 PM

One green dish that I wanted to blog about is Palak Paneer. There are so many recipes for palak paneer as it is very popular and is served at every buffet in Indian restaurants.This is the recipe I have been using the last 7 years and the taste has been consistent. It takes about 1o minutes to prepare and is very simple and easy. One of the things I prepared for lunch this afternoon for lunch. My entry to FIC:Green color event hosted byToungticklers.





Gadgets:

Heavy cooking pan
Kettle
Bowl
Colander
Spatula
Cutting boardKnife


Ingredients:

Spinach - 4 cups
Onion- 1
Tomatoes - 2
Garlic - 1 tap minced
Ginger - 1 ts grated
Kathuri methi - 2 tsp
Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Cloves - 3
Cardamon- 3 pods
Paneer- 1 packet (450 gms)
Water - 1 kettle full
Salt
Sugar - 1/8th tsp
Nutmeg - freshly grated a little for garnish
Oil - 2 tbsp



Preparation:

1. Boil a whole kettle full of water and pour it over the fresh spinach in a bowl and soak it completely.

2. Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel. Add cinnamon, cloves and cardamon and cook for 30 seconds. Add onion, ginger and garlic and cook well with some salt.

3. When the onions turn transparent add some tomatoes, chili powder, turmeric, cumin powder,kasthuri methi 1 tsp and cook well.

4. Drain the spinach and add it along with cooked onion mix into a blender
and grind to a paste.

5. Pour this paste back into the pan heat and add cubed paneer(fry if you like the taste) and another 1 tsp of crushed kasthri methri and 1/2 cup milk.

6. Cook for a few minutes add sugar and grate nutmeg and serve it hot with roti, naan or rice.


5 comments:

  1. I like the addition of kasuri methi to this dish,looks good ...

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  2. sounds delicious..I posted palak paneer 2 days back...slightly different version!

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  3. one of my comfort food for rainy days :)

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  4. This is one dish that sindhis make for guests surely....a healthy and yummy way to eat my greens....though the style of cooking is bit different from this ,but i guess overall the combination of spinach and paneer is heavenly.....we have this with spicy bhughe chaawal(fried onion rice)and mostly Dahibhalle are made along with this....what a spread....yumm

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  5. Had lots of spinach so decided to make Palak paneer. The best part was the dish was ready in matter of time and with your garlic pepper rice it was very tasty. Palak being a little bland it went well with the spicy rice.

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