Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Palak Paneer

Palak paneer is a Punjabi dish with a lot of health benefits. Palak has a high nutrition value. It has a coling effect on the body. Palak has a high percentage of Iron and Vitamin A. Apart from these health benefits, this is a very tasty green. The creamy and rich blend of spices makes palak paneer a favourite in our house.

Palak - 1 bundle (500gms)
Paneer - 300gms
Onion - 1
Tomato - 2
Ginger - 2"
Garlic - 4-5(Big pods)
Chilli Powder - 1tsp
Corinder Powder - 1tsp
Jeera Powder - 1/2tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4tsp
Garam Masala - 1tsp
Whipped cream - 1/4 Cup (Optional)

Cooking Method

Step 1 : Palak Puree
Bring water to boil in a large pan, Once water starts to boil rapidly, Add the cleaned palak into it.
Cook for 5-10 minutes. Remove palak from water. Once palak cools down, Grind it into a smooth paste.

Step 2
Finely chop onion, tomatoes, ginger and garlic.
Grind all of the above into a smooth paste along with Jeera powder.

Step 3
Heat oil in a kadai, once the oil turns warm, switch off the stove and add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Switch on the stove again and add the above ground masala, Fry till the tomato mixture because half the original quantity (This has to be cooked covered and on slow flame).
Add salt and palak puree. Cook covered till palak blends with masala.

Cut paneer pieces into small cubes. Add paneer into the palak mixture cover and cook for a minute.

Finally blend in the whipped cream for a rich taste.

Serve with ghee smeared rotis.

Cooking time : 25 minutes
Serves : 4

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