Thursday, November 6, 2014

Palak Paneer (Indian Cheese in Spinach Gravy)

Palak  Paneer (Indian Cheese in Spinach Gravy)

Green is  Nature: Beautiful green grass and trees, Sweet green apples, Little green frogs,Cute parrots and Peacocks and tasty vegetables.....
Green is the beginning and green is the end....
Green is renewal....
Green is a magic, which makes us relax.....
Green is an beautiful painting on a canvas....
Green is an healthy food....

I have some homemade cheese/paneer and fresh palak so decided to prepare Palak Paneer / Indian Cheese in Spinach Gravy, which is an popular North Indian Recipe and also popular in South India and is a great side for any Indian bread.  

Palak  Paneer (Indian Cheese in Spinach Gravy)
  • Spinach/Palak - 1 bunch
  • Paneer - 100 grams
  • Chopped onions - 1/2 cup
  • Tomato - 1, chopped
  • Green chillies -3
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Milk - 1/4 cup or Cream - 2 Tbsp
  • Oil or Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Boil water in a pot, add spinach/palak and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, drain water and let it cool for some time and grind into paste along with green chillies and keep aside.
  • Heat oil or butter in a pan, add cumin seeds and bay leaf. When cumin start splutter, add onions, turmeric powder, little salt and cook till onions turn brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and cook there is no raw smell and add tomato pieces and cook till there turn tender, add red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and spinach puree and required amount of water and cook till oil or butter oozes out. (If added water while making puree then no need to add water).
  • Add cream or milk and paneer and cook for 2 minutes and serve with any Indian bread. 

1 comment:

  1. I have never tasted this roti. Looks really yummy and bookmarked right away. will be trying..
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