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Palak Paneer Recipe

img_5715Palak Paneer- Succulent cottage cheese cubes dipped in creamy onion based spinach gravy, seasoned with spices. Palak Paneer is a perfect blend of nutritious and flavorsome dish.

I usually do not pan-fry cottage cheese cubes but this time, I did it with minimal oil. If you decide to do so, just soak them in lukewarm water post pan-frying. This helps in keeping them succulent. Cream is usually added to this dish. I avoid adding cream and usually replace it with little quantity of milk. 

Serve scrumptious Palak Paneer with any Indian flatbread.

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Serves : 3 Persons
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Bundle of Spinach ( Blanched )
  • 2 Medium Onion ( Roughly Chopped )
  • 1 Green Chilli 
  • 8-10 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 1/2″ Ginger Piece
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Kasoori Methi ( Dry roasted n crushed )
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • Salt
  • 2 1/2 Tsp Oil
  • 1 Cup Water
METHOD
  1. Make a paste with onion, green chillies, garlic and ginger using a grinder.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add asafoetida, cumin seeds and onion paste.
  3. Sprinkle a bit of salt over it and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Blitz blanched spinach leaves and make a purée .
  5. Add purée to pan and add salt and black pepper powder. Mix well.
  6. Add 1/2 cup of water along with 1/4 cup of milk and cover pan with lid.
  7. Simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Finally, add lemon juice and kasoori methi powder.
  9. Stir well and turn off the heat.

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