Monday, March 8, 2010

Palak Paneer - Spinach and Indian Cheese with Indian Spices

Hope you all had a good weekend.. I got some fresh palak from one of international market and made this famous north indian recipe. The smooth and creamy paneer cubes and the greens gives delicious and sweet flavour.
1 Large bunch Spinach
1/2 pack Paneer Cut into cubes
1 Small Onion finely chopped
2 small tomatoes
2-3 Green chilies
2 Garlic Cloves(make a paste)
Small piece of Ginger (make a paste)
1 tsp roasted coriender and cumin powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Heavy cream(optional)

Heat a 1 tsp in medium sauce pan, add green chilies and spinach and saute it until leaves are soft and wilted. Let it cool and grind it to fine paste.
Boil the tomatoes and remove the skin and smashed it.
Heat 3 tbsp oil in a heavy sauce pan, add cumin seeds and onions saute it until onions are light golden.
Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a min. Now, add Coriander and cumin powder, Garam masala mix well and add tomato puree,salt to tatse saute for 2-3 mins.
Add spinach paste and heavy cream (water if required) mix well  cover it and cook for 5-10 mins in medium heat. Just before turning off the heat add the paneer cubes and mix.
Serve it with hot chapathis or rotis.


Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a very beautiful click,its my son's fav dish and he always ask me to do that atleast once in a week...yours look delicious and will try your version too madhuri...

Gulmohar said...

Looks so appetizing..My daughter loves anything with paneer and I was thinking to make this for our dinner..:D

Priya said...

Slurpppp!!my favourite paneer dish, prefect with rotis... said...

Looks delicious I love the fresh green colour of the gravy.

Nandini said...

It's alluring! I'm a lover of palak paneer! Slurp!

Prathibha said...

first time here...nice collection of those big chunks of paneer in palak..

Rachana Kothari said...

Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment! You have a great space and this palak paneer looks great, love it:)

Madhuri said...

Thanks all for your lovely comments.
Thanks Prathibha and Rachana for dropping by

Malar Gandhi said...

Rich, creamy and smooth palak panner looks wonderful.

Padma said...

Looks so rich and delicious. Perfect with roti's.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Hi, This is my 1st time here. I always love Indian dishes, will visit you more often to check out what you are cooking.


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