Seeing fresh spinach in market made me to buy, usually I prepare Keerai Kootu a South Indian gravy and for a change I prepared this dish.
In my recent post you might have read how to make paneer at home, if not click here. Here I go with the recipe. Hope you all enjoy this recipe.
Palak(Spinach) - 1 bunch
Paneer -200gms or 20 cubes
Onion - 1 no
Tomato - 1no
Garam Masala - 1 tspn
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
Spices - Cinamon, Black cardamom - small pieces just for taste.(optional)
For seasoningOil - 3 tspns
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Cumin seeds(Jeeragam/Jeera) - 1 tspn
Dry Red chilli - 2 nos
Separate spinach leaves from the stem and wash thouroughly.
In a vessel keep water for boiling, keep sufficient water to drop spinach in it. Once its boiling off the stove, put these spinach and leave it till you are doing other things.
While this is cooking,
Filter spinach and grind in mixie to a fine paste. Mix the paste with onion and tomato mixture and boil it. Add salt, garam masala and red chilli powder. Keep it in low flame.
In a sauce pan, put 1 tspn oil and fry paneer for few minutes. Mix this with the gravy. Let it cook for few minutes in low flame.
In the same sauce pan, put 2 tspn oil, mustard wait till it splutters, add red chilli and cumin seeds. After 2 minutes its done. Mix all the above with Palak Paneer.
Palak Paneer is ready to serve. This can be a side dish for Chapathi, Naan, Kulcha and Rotis (Indian Breads)