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Spinach and Paneer (Cheese)

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Serves 2-4 | Prep Time 20 min | Cook Time 1/2 hr

Why I Love This Recipe

My grandmother loved this dish, I have found other ways to spice it up as well. A very wholesome vegetarian comfort food the family will love.

Ingredients You'll Need

Paneer (cheese) - 200 g (cut into cubes)
Spinach - 1 kg
Onions - 2
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 5 cloves
Tomatoes - 3 (chopped)
Green chillies - 3 (chopped)
Brown cardamom - 2
Salt - to taste
Cooking oil - 3 tbsp
Fresh cream - 1/2 cup


* Deep fry the paneer cubes in oil till light golden brown and keep aside.

* Wash and chop the spinach. Pressure cook with ? cup of water for 10 minutes on low heat. Then cool and grind to a smooth paste.

* Grind the onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, green chillies and the cardamom seeds to make a puree.

* Heat the cooking oil, add the onion-tomato paste and cook for 6 minutes

* Add the spinach paste, salt and little water - cook for 5 minutes.

* Add the paneer cubes and the cream.

* Cook on very low heat for two minutes till the paneer gets soft.

* Before serving you may add one tsp of red chilli powder if required.

* The Palak Paneer is now ready to serve with Indian Breads and Rice Dishes.

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