Palak Paneer Recipe, how to make Palak Paneer
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Palak Paneer Recipe Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves 4
Recipe type: Paneer
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup of cubed paneer (how to make paneer)
  • 4-5 cups of palak (or green spinach, packed)
  • 1¬†onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp of minced garlic
  • ½ tsp of minced ginger
  • 1 tsp of red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp of coriander powder
  • ½ tsp of jeera (cumin) powder
  • ¼ tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1 large pinch of kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 tsp of garam masala
  • 2 tsp of ghee (or oil)
  • 1 pinch of hing (or asafoetida)
  • 1 heaping tsp of tomato paste (or 1 pureed tomato) - optional
  • 1 cup of milk (or water)
  • 1 tbsp of plain curd (or yogurt) - optional
  1. How to Make Palak Paneer:
  2. The first step is to blanch the spinach. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil and dunk the washed spinach leaves in it. Let it simmer for about 2 mins and then remove. Puree to a smooth paste.
  3. Drain the water and in the same bowl, heat the ghee or oil. Add the cumin powder and within 5 seconds, add the chopped onions. Saute until golden brown and add the spice powders like coriander powder, turmeric, chilli powder, and hing. Fry for a few seconds, taking care not to burn them spices.
  4. Next, add the minced ginger and garlic and the tomato paste if using. Mix well and add the pureed spinach.
  5. Top this off with the milk. Mix well, bring to boil and add the kasuri methi and salt.
  6. Cook covered for about 6-8 mins until the spinach is completely cooked and spices have blended well into the gravy. Gently add the paneer pieces to the gravy.
  7. Top off with a tbsp of curd (plain yogurt) if you want the gravy to be thicker. Sprinkle garam masala. Mix well and remove from the stove.
  8. Serve hot with nan, roti, or pulao
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