Palak Paneer / Shaag Paneer


A tasty dish packed with nutrients, equally comforting & oh-so delicious!

A widely popular vegeterian dish so easy to prepare, you will find yourself making it again and again! Served best alongside naan or parathas!


Ingredients

Spinach 11 oz

Paneer cubes /Cottage cheese 400 grams

Oil 2 tbsp

Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

Onions 1/2 cup fine chopped

Garlic 2 tbsp mince

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Dry red chilli 4 pcs

Green chilli 4 pcs

Coriander leaves 1/2 cup

Yogurt 1/2 cup

Lemon juice 1 tbsp

Garam masala powder 1 tsp

Water 1 cup (1/2 cup to make spinach puree + 1/2 cup for gravy)

Ghee 1 tbsp

Salt to taste


Directions

  • Rinse spinach leaves very well in running water.

  • Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add 1 tsp salt to the hot water and then give it a stir. Add spinach leaves and boil them for 1-2 minutes.

  • Strain the leaves and transfer them immediately to a bowl of ice water. Leave it for 1-2 minutes, this will help preserve the rich green colour of spinach leaves.

  • Squeeze and drain all water and transfer the leaves to a blender. Add green chilli, coriander leaves and 1/2 cup of water, blend to make a smooth puree.

  • Heat oil in a pan and add raw cumin seeds, dry red chilli. Let them splutter.

  • Add finely chopped garlic and onions. Saute until the chopped onions become slightly golden.

  • Add turmeric powder and salt to taste. Add yogurt in the mix and saute for couple minutes.

  • Add spinach puree to the pan and mix everything together. Add water as required, depending on how thick/thin you like your gravy. We added approximately 1/2 cup.

  • Add paneer cubes and slowly stir everything together.

  • Add garam masala, lime juice and 1 tbsp of ghee. Give everything another stir and check if the cheese/paneer has soften.

  • Remove from heat and server alongside naan or paratha.


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