Thursday, November 15, 2012

Palak Paneer

I have always loved the way my mother cooked palak paneer. It is very tasty and looks great.So I took the recipe from my mother and prepared it on this diwali. Enjoy food and have a very nice diwali.
Happy Diwali to all my readers and friends.

  1. Paneer - 200 gms cut into small cubes
  2. Palak - 3 bunches
  3. Green Chilly - 3 chopped
  4. Tomato - 1 pureed
  5. Garlic - 8-10 chopped
  6. Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  9. Oil - 2 tbsp
  10. Butter - 2 tbsp
  11. Fresh Cream - 2 tbsp(optional)
  12. Sugar - 2 tsp
  13. Salt to taste

  1. Soak the paneer into salt water for 15 mins.If the paneer is fresh then no need to fry them.Otherwise fry it in little oil so that the smell goes off.Do not over fry the paneer.
  2. Wash Palak and cut into pieces.
  3. Boil water in a pan, add palak and salt.Boil for 4-5 mins in open pan.
  4. Now switch off the flame and drain the excess water.Immediately wash the palak in cold running water.This way the palak will retail its dark green color.
  5. Now make a paste of palak and green chilly in a mixer.
  6. Heat oil in a kadai. Add chopped garlic and ginger.Fry for 1/2 min.
  7. Then add tomato and fry for some more time till oil separates.
  8. Add turmeric powder and chilly powder.Fry for 1 min.
  9. Now add the palak paste and 1 1/2 tbsp butter.Fry for 3-4 mins and then add 1 cup of water,salt and sugar.
  10. Let the gravy boil for 5 mins.Add the paneer pieces and boil for 2-3 mins more.
  11. Now slower the flame and add 1 tbsp cream(this is optional).cook for 2 mins.
  12. Now  garnish with 1/2 tbsp butter and  1tbsp cream(optional) and serve hot.

Do the entire cooking process without using any cover.
Then the color will be very nice dark green.

Palak Paneer

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