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Friday, July 3, 2009

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer which I made last weekend at home. This is a very tasty gravy prepared with fresh spinach and Paneer(Cottage Cheese). This dish Palak Paneer is speciality of Northern India. We had this with chapathi as side dish. It was very tasty and yummy.

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
Preparation MethodChop onion and tomato to medium size cubes.
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.
In a Kadai, put little oil put spices and fry for a minute. Then put onion and fry till its transperent. Then add tomato and fry till it cooks well. Add litte salt. Keep it in low flame.

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)


Rekha shoban on July 3, 2009 at 3:00 PM said...

hi saras,recipe looks very yummyyyyy! next time u do palak paneer u send it to me okva.

Saraswathi Iyer on July 4, 2009 at 10:48 PM said...

Hi Rekha, Thank you. Sure will send it to u:-)

kamran siddiqi on July 5, 2009 at 11:40 AM said...

Great recipe and looks yummy! And you can't beat the taste of fresh home-made paneer.

Great post!

Sara on July 5, 2009 at 11:44 PM said...

This looks really delicious - and quite healthy too!

Saraswathi Iyer on July 6, 2009 at 10:17 AM said...

Hi Kamran and Sara, Thanks a lot for your ocmments. Appreciate it.

Iyer’s peppers on May 20, 2011 at 2:51 PM said...

Hey saras.. ur recipe looks yum... I have started to follow ur blog now.. I am also updated a foodie blog. will send u the link soon.. :)


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