Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Palak Paneer - My Style

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We all know palak paneer is one of the famous gravies of northern part of India.It is an universal side dish which goes well with rice as well as any kind of Indian bread.Palak is loaded with nutrients and what better way of adding spinach into our diet!right?? Cannot forget paneer, it adds extra taste and richness to the dish!So this my version of palak panner...try it, will like it :)) Today I am adding first photo to my blog.So, please forgive me if my the picture looks bad ;))

1) Spinach - 10oz(1 bag)
2) Paneer cut into cubes - 1/2 cup
3) Tomatoes roughly chopped - 2 medium size
4) Onion roughly chopped - 1/2 cup
5) Coriander cumin powder - 1tblsp
6) Turmeric powder - 1tsp
7) Red chilly powder - 1tsp
8) Aamchoor powder(dry mango powder) - 1 1/2 tsp
9) Kasoori methi leaves - 2 pinches
10) Cumin seeds - 1tsp
11) Salt to taste
12) Oil - 3 tblsp
13) Sugar(optional) - 1/2 tsp
14) Cream for garnish

In a pot,bring spinach,tomatoes and onions to a boil in just enough water.Do not throw away the broth.Allow it to cool and with a use of a blender ,blend the three ingredients.Keep aside.

Meanwhile,use half of the oil and shallow fry the paneer,drain it on a kitchen towel.

In the same pan,pour the remaining oil and saute cumin seed.Add the spinach puree to the same.Add all the spices one after the other along with the broth.See to that, you add just enough broth, so that gravy does not become watery.Rub kasoori methi against your palm and then add it to the gravy, this will enhance the flavour.Add salt and sugar and bring it to a boil,it will start to give out nice aroma.Finally, add the fried paneer to the gravy and allow it to cook for 5 mins and switch off the stove.

Transfer the gravy to a serving dish and garnish it with cream.

Hot palak paneer is ready!!! Enjoy it with rotis or rice.

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