Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is a popular Indian main course dish. Palak paneer is made with paneer/cottage cheese cooked in palak/spinach gravy.

Recipe video:

Ingredients:
For Palak Puree:
Palak/Spinach – 200 gm fresh
Garlic – 3 to 4 cloves
Ginger- 1/2 inch chopped
Green Chilies- 2

For Gravy:
Paneer – 250 gm
Onion – 1 medium chopped
Tomato- 1 medium chopped
Garlic- 4 to 5 finey chopped
Jeera/Cumin seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Tej patta/Bay leaf- 1
Haldi/Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Mirch/Red Chili powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Kasoori Methi – 1 teaspoon
Dry Red Chili- 2 broken into two halves
Garam masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Oil- 1 tbsp
Butter – 2 tbsp
Salt as required

Making Palak/Spinach puree-

  • Rinse the palak/spinach well in running water.
  • Boil 4 to 5 cups of water in a pan and add 1/4 tsp salt. Now add Palak/spinach leaves in the hot water. Cover it and let cook it for 3 minutes on medium flame.
  • When the palak leaves are blanching, take some water in a pan and add some ice cubes.
  • After 3 minutes strain the blanched palak leaves from hot water and add them to cold water. Keep Palak stock aside to use later.
  • After 1 minute strain it again from cold water.
  • Now add Palak/spinach leaves a grinder jar with 1/2 inch chopped ginger, 3 to 4 cloves garlic, 2 green chilies.
  • Make a smooth palak/spinach gravy without adding water. Keep it aside.

 

Making Palak Paneer Gravy-

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp butter in a pan or kadai.
  • Add 1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds, 1 Bay leaf/tej patta and 2 red chilies. Let them splutter.
  • Now add 1 medium chopped onion. Saute till Onion turns light golden.
  • Add 4 to 5 finely chopped garlic. Saute until raw aroma of garlic goes away.
  • Now add 1/4 tsp haldi/turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp chili powder. Saute for 10 to 20 seconds.
  • Add 1 medium chopped tomato. Stir and saute till tomatoes soften.
  • Once the tomatoes are softened, add salt.
  • Then add 1 tsp Kasoori Methi and mix well.
  • Add Palak/Spinach Puree.
  • Add 1/2 cup of palak/spinach stock or water or as required.
  • Add Garam Masala powder and stir very well.
  • Simmer for 4 to 5 minutes till palak or spinach is cooked.
  • Now add Paneer cubes(250 gms) and stir well.
  • Now cover and simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Now add 2 tbsp cream. This is optional. I have not added.
  • Now stir and switch off the flame.
  • Serve Palak Paneer hot with roti, naan or rice.

 

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Quick Paneer Bhurji

Quick and Delicious Paneer Bhurji made just using Kitchen King Masala…

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Ingredients:

1. Paneer/cottage cheese broken into small pieces
2. chopped onion
3. chopped tomato
4. 2 chopped green chili
5. Kitchen King Masala

Method:

  1. Heat pan and pour oil.
  2. Now add chopped onion and green chili. Keep frying until it becomes golden in color.
  3. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Now add kitchen king masala and mix well.
  5. Now add broken Paneer  pieces to it and keep frying until paneer becomes golden.
  6. Now add salt and mix.
  7. Delicious paneer bhurji is ready. Serve it with green coriender leaves.¬† You can have it with chapati or paratha. It’s yummyyyy….

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