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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Palak Paneer







Ingredients:

  • 300 gms fresh paneer
  • 2 bunches of spinach leaves
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 small green capsicum
  • 1 tbsp ginger & garlic paste
  • 1 tsp whole cumin
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp kasoori methi
  • 2 to 3 green chilies
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 8 cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 5 tbsp of cooking oil


Preparation:
  • Wash & roughly chop the spinach.
  • Chop 1 large onion, 1 large tomato, 1 small capsicum, 3 green chilies, mint leaves, coriander leaves and garlic.
  • Cut paneer into cubes.
Method:
  1. Heat oil in a sauce pan and fry whole cumin till it changes color. Then add chopped onion and fry till soft along with green chilies.
  2. Add 1 tbsp ginger & garlic paste, chopped mint leaves and cashew nuts.
  3. Fry for some time and add tomato, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala powder and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder. Saute for 5 minutes till the raw smell disappears.
  4. Now add finely chopped capsicum, chopped spinach, kasoori methi and chopped coriander leaves along with salt. Place the lid and cook for 2 minutes on medium heat. 
  5. Remove the spinach masala from heat, cool it and grind to a smooth paste.
  6. In the same sauce pan, heat 3 tbsp butter and fry chopped garlic till aromatic.
  7. Then add paneer cubes and saute gently for 1 or 2 minutes. To this add the spinach masala paste and stir gently. Add 1 cup water, 1 tsp sugar, salt if needed and 1/4 cup (or less) cream.
  8. Place the lid and cook on low flame for 5 to 7 minutes till the gravy starts to boil.
  9. Serve hot with Naan or roti.
























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