Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Palak Paneer (cottage cheese in spinach gravy)


Its raining paneer at my household……….Well! I know it’s a worst PJ on rains especially when the sun seems to be baking everything coming under its ire. But that doesn’t stop me from relishing food and making a sleazy dig on anything that contains even a trace of paneer. Here’s another of my favourite dish waiting to be propped up at your dining tables…….


photo by: Neetu N



Ingredients:

2 bunch fresh spinach
200 grms paneer
1 inch ginger
8 cloves of garlic
5 green chillies
1 tbs  kasoori  methi
¼ tsp garam masala
1 tsp kitchen king masala
1 onion
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ cup milk
½ tsp red chilli powder
1 tbs butter+1 tbs oil


 Wash and blanch the palak leaves. Grind along with green chilies. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter. Add crushed ginger and garlic. Sauté for few seconds. Add chopped onion. Sauté for a while. Add kasoori methi, kitchen king and garam masala. Saute for few seconds till nice aroma comes. Add palak puree and cook on medium flame till the paste is little lumpy and leaves the sides of the pan. Add milk and mix. Add paneer and simmer for 2 min. In another pan heat the butter and add red chilli powder. Mix but do not let it burn. Remove from fire and pour on the paneer. Give a gentle mix. Garnish with grated paneer. Serve hot with chapattis or rice.                                            
                                                                                                                        

2 comments:

  1. Hii Neetu im from bihar as well good to see blogs related to bihari cuisine..keep up the good work..All the best :)

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