Monday, August 16, 2010

Palak Paneer (Spinach and Fresh cheese)


Ingredients:
  • Fresh spinach – 1 bunch
  • Paneer (fresh cheese) – 450 g
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Red chili powder – ½ Tablespoon
  • Cumin powder – 1 Teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1 Teaspoon
  • Ginger and garlic paste – 1 Teaspoon
  • Salt as needed
  • Nutmeg powder – ¼ Teaspoon
  • Kasthoori methi – 1 Teaspoon
  • Whole garam masala (clove, cinnamon & cardamom) – each 1
  • Fresh cream – 2 Tablespoon (optional)
Method:
  • Wash spinach leaves and trim one inch stem end.
  • Boil 500 ml of water in a bowl, add spinach leaves and turn off heat.
  • Leave it for 10 to 15 mins, remove leaves, cool and puree.
  • Cut paneer into small cubes. Heat a dosa pan over medium heat, shallow fry paneer cubes for about 3 mins and keep aside.
  • Heat a kadai over medium high heat, add a tablespoon of oil. Add mustard seeds, when they pop up, add whole garam masala, chopped onion and a pinch of salt. Saute till onion is slightly brown.
  • Add chopped tomato, ginger and garlic paste, all powders, sauté and cook till tomato is fully mashed.
  • Add spinach puree, remaining salt and a cup of water. Cook them by not closing the lid.
  • Add paneer cubes, crushed kasthoori methi and cook till it is done.
  • Adding fresh cream is optional.
  • Serve with Chapati or rice.

34 comments:

  1. Yummy....So many Panner dishes in blogosphere today.....looks yumm

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  2. Great combo and looks delicious, lovely color too..

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  3. This is my son's fav, i usually do it for him once a week, yours look lovely and delicious ...& with lovely click too...

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  4. never added nutmeg powder to add it da... I think that might give a rich flavour to the recipe ... i should try it this way

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  5. I bet this cheesy spinach soup taste great!

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  6. delicious palk paneer. looks lovely

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  7. delicios palak paneer. looks yummy

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  8. Very tasty looking palak paneer. Healthy dish.

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  9. My all time favorite...Thanks for sharing...

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  10. Lovely recipe,its a favourite dish of me.

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  11. Nice combination and good presentation Krishna Veni

    உங்களுக்கு எங்களுடைய சுதந்திர தின நாள் வாழ்த்துக்கள்

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  12. wow plak paneer my favorite ....looks soooo tempting ...adding nutmeg pwd must enhance the taste ,thanks for sharing

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  13. all time fav combo.. nice click!

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  14. My favorite...love it, beautiful clicks.

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  15. colourful recipe..looks perfect!

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  16. Yummy and healthy...as usual... wow..you're an encyclopedia...

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  17. Palak Paneer Looks so inviting and tasty. Love to have it with rotis . This is one of my favorite paneer recipes.

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  18. பார்க்கவே சூப்பரா ரொம்ப யெம்மியா இருக்கு

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  19. Palak paneer looks very yummy and delicious..

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  20. Good one! Been a while since I had this

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  21. Thanks dear friends for your lovely words

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  22. All time fav and delicious palak paneer.

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  23. This is my favorite combination.Looks so yum...

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  24. Palak paneer looks delicious and tempting.

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