Palak Paneer!

Hello everyone
Today I have tried palak paneer. It’s an Indian main course dish. Let’s proceed to the recipe.

PREPARATION TIME: 45 MINUTES
SERVING: 4

INGREDIENTS

Fresh spinach: 250 grams
Onion: 1 big (finely chopped)
Tomato: 2 medium (finely chopped)
Garlic cloves: 15
Ginger: 2 inches
Green chilies: 5
Oil: 2 tablespoons
Melted butter: 2 tablespoons
Cumin seeds: 1/4 teaspoon
Asafoetida: 1 pinch
Paneer (Indian cottage cheese): 200 grams (medium sized chopped)
Coriander leaves: 2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tablespoon
Red chili powder: 1/2 tablespoon
Garam masala powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder: 1/2 tablespoon
Fresh cream: 4 tablespoons
Salt: according to the taste
Water: for boiling

RECIPE

  1. First, rinse the spinach and coriander leaves with water and keep aside.
  2. Boil 4 cups of water in a large pan and add spinach for 2 minutes.
  3. After boiling turn off the flame and drain water from spinach.
  4. In a mixer jar add 2 green chilies, 5 garlic cloves, 1 inch ginger, coriander leaves, boiled spinach, and make a smooth paste.
  5. Now put a pan on medium flame and heat butter and oil.
  6. Add chopped paneer and saute for 30 seconds. Transfer them on a plate and in leftover butter and oil add cumin seeds, asafoetida, and let them splutter.
  7. Add chopped onion and saute. In parallel, make a smooth paste of 1 inch ginger, 10 garlic cloves, and 3 green chilies.
  8. Add ginger, garlic, and chili paste. Saute till onions turn translucent.
  9. Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, 2 tablespoons of water and mix.
  10. Cook for 2 minutes on simmer flame and add 2 tablespoons of fresh cream and mix.
  11. Cover and cook on simmer flame till oil has started coming out from sides.
  12. Add spinach puree, 2 tablespoons fresh cream, salt, paneer, 2 tablespoons of water, and mix well.
  13. Again cover and cook on simmer flame for 7-8 minutes.
  14. Turn off the flame and serve it with jeera rice, paratha, naan or roti.
  15. Palak paneer is ready!

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