Monday, November 17, 2008

PALAK PANEER

This is a very famous north indian dish. extremely popular in restaurants. Lots of people generally don't like spinach by itself but the addition of paneer makes it really tasty.
Add some cream to the gravy and you got yourself a rich north indian delicacy.
let me not waste much time talking about the goodness of the dish, lets get down to its recipe

RECIPE MARATHON DAY 17

You will need

  • spinach (palak)- 1 packet (frozen), or 2-3 bunches fresh
  • paneer- (cut into cubes) - 1 cup
  • onion- 1
  • ginger-1/2
  • garlic-2-3 pods
  • green chillies-2-3
  • butter/ghee- 2 tbsp
  • cream-1/2 cup
  • red chilly powder-1/2 tsp
  • cumin and coriander powder-1/2 tsp
  • garam masala powder- 1 tsp
  • salt- to taste

You have to

  1. thaw the frozen spinach. If using fresh, wash and boil it. do not throw away the water. puree the spinach in a blender. keep aside.
  2. puree the onions, grind ginger garlic and green chillies together.
  3. heat the butter or ghee in a pan. add the onions. saute the onion puree till nice and brown. remember to do this well or else the gravy will taste a little bitter.
  4. add the ginger garlic paste. saute. add the pureed spinach along with any water that is there.
  5. add all the spices except garam masala. mix. let it simmer for sometime on low heat.
  6. now add the creme and some water and the paneer cubes. mix everything well. cover and let it simmer for another 15- 20 mins.
  7. You will see the palak changing its colour and the cream thickening the gravy. taste to check the seasoning.
  8. turn off heat. sprinkle some garam masala. mix

serve with naan or roti.
you can make the spinach gravy as thick or thin you want.
lots of people like to add curd to the gravy too. that is optional.
enjoy.


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2 comments:

raaji said...

i love this for my dinner with parathas.....what a perfec combo isn't it???

Bhawana said...

palak Paneer looks yuummmy. I am craving for it now. long time didnt have that. good one.