Palak Paneer

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Palak Paneer gravy is not only delicious but nutritious too. It’s a popular North Indian gravy in which the paneer cubes are cooked in spinach gravy. It tastes great with rotis and is an all time favourite with my kids.

Ingredients

1 big bunch Palak (Spinach)               
200 gram Paneer cubes                                                  
3 Onions (finely chopped)                                             
2 Tomatoes (finely chopped)                          
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 Green chilly, finely chopped                                              
1 tsp Red Chilly powder                                                        
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder                                 
1 tsp Cumin-coriander pdr                                          
1 tsp Garam masala                                                        
2 tsp Fresh cream                                                         
1 tbsp Oil                                                                            
Salt as per taste

Method

  • Wash spinach in cold water.
  • Boil water, add spinach leaves and keep in the boiled water for 5 minutes.
  • Drain water from spinach.
  • Dip the spinach in cold water (to retain the dark green colour).
  • Add the blanched leaves to a blender and make a smooth puree.  Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add onions and saute till it turns golden brown.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and saute.
  • Add tomato puree and mix well.
  • Add turmeric powder and red chilly powder.
  • Allow it to cook for a few minutes. 
  • Add the palak puree, cumin-coriander powder, garam masala, salt and mix well. 
  • Add the fresh cream and mix
  • Cook on a medium flame for few minutes.
  • Add the paneer cubes, mix gently and cook for another 2 minutes. 
  • Serve hot with rotis.

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