Spinach and Paneer (Cheese)
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 1/2 hr
  • Servings: 2-4
  • Preparation Time: 20 min
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. * Deep fry the paneer cubes in oil till light golden brown and keep aside.
  2. * 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.
  3. * Grind the onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, green chillies and the cardamom seeds to make a puree.
  4. * Heat the cooking oil, add the onion-tomato paste and cook for 6 minutes
  5. * Add the spinach paste, salt and little water - cook for 5 minutes.
  6. * Add the paneer cubes and the cream.
  7. * Cook on very low heat for two minutes till the paneer gets soft.
  8. * Before serving you may add one tsp of red chilli powder if required.
  9. * The Palak Paneer is now ready to serve with Indian Breads and Rice Dishes.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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.