I am back from my vacation straight into crazy working days. So I am cycling through my treasure trove of unposted pics to see what recipes I can post on this blog. 🙂
Palak Paneer is an all-time favourite and quite a crowd pleaser. I am not too fond of it, though Bhavna (my SIL) and my father are. All I do is fish paneer pieces out of the curry.
Bhavna, is very particular about how Palak Paneer is made, and this leads to some friction between her and A&R, our newly recruited cooks. This recipe that I am posting is Bhavna’s and the pic is from the time A&R made Palak Paneer to Bhavna’s exacting specifications. 🙂
- Paneer or Cottage Cheese – 200 gms
- Fresh Palak or Spinach – 2 Large Bunches
- Tomato – 1 Large
- Onion – 1 Large
- Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp
- Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 tsp
- Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- Salt to Taste
- Chop the paneer into 1″ cubes.
- Wash and pressure cook the palak leaves with about 1/2 cup water for 2-3 whistles.
- Remove the cooked palak from the cooker.
- Drain and save the water.
- Let the palak leaves cool and then purée into a smooth paste, adding a little water, if required.
- Chop the tomato and onion separately into 1/4″ pieces.
- In a wok, kadai, heat the oil.
- Add the chopped onion and sauté till transparent.
- Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a couple of minutes.
- Add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and garam malasa powder.
- Saute for a couple of minutes.
- Add the chopped tomato and sauté for 5 minutes or till the tomato pieces are soft.
- Add the paneer pieces and sauté for 5 minutes.
- Add the spinach purée and half the saved water from step 3.
- Mix well with a gentle hand and let simmer.
- Add more water, if required.
- Cook till the spinach purée forms a thick gravy.
- Serve hot with rotis.
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