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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Palak Paneer Recipe

Finger licking green gravy of spinach with cottage cheese. Palak Paneer is a vegetarian recipe from Indian subcontinent. It is prepared with pureed spinach and cottage cheese along with spices.

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  • Prep time - 20 mins
  • Cooking time - 30 to 40 mins
  • Serves - 4
  • Spinach ( Palak ) - 1 bunch, cleaned
  • Water for boiling
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Whole garam masala - 1 cinnamon, 2 cardamom, 4 cloves, 1 bay leaf
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Onion - 2 , finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp
  • Garlic chopped - 1 tsp ( optional)
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Ground red chili pepper ( paprika powder) - 2 tsp
  • Ground turmeric - a pinch
  • Ground fennel - 1 tsp ( optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Cottage Cheese - 7.5 ounces
  • Ginger ( fresh) - Julienne cut for garnishing
  • Dried Fenugreek leaves ( Kasoori Methi ) - 1/2 tsp ( optional)
  • Fresh cream - 1/4 cup
  • Green Chili pepper - 2, finely chopped
  • Tomato - 3, finely chopped
  • Ground Nutmeg - 1/4 tsp
  • In a deep cooking pot, add less water and allow it to boil.
  • Add in the spinach into the boiling water. Do not cover as the acid in the spinach lead to discoloration when it's covered. (Note: Have less water as the spinach water can be used in the gravy. Do not drain the water as that water is nutritive.)
  • Remove the spinach and blend in with enough drained water into a smooth puree.
  • Add oil in the cooking pot. Then add in the whole garam masala, cumin seeds.
  • When the cumin seeds crackle, add the onion with enough salt.
  • Add in the ginger garlic paste and the chopped garlic (optional). Saute well.
  • Add in the tomatoes and saute well. Also add the ground turmeric, nutmeg, green chili pepper, garam masala powder, paprika powder.
  • Saute well. Once the oil oozes out, add the spinach puree and the remaining drained water.
  • Also add the kasoori methi. Cook the gravy over medium low heat. 
  • Add in the cottage cheese. Cook for few more minutes until the cottage cheese is cooked.
  • Pour in the fresh cream and mix well.
  • Garnish with ginger and serve it with naan bread or roti.
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