Friday, May 13, 2011

Palak paneer



PAlak Panner

Ingredients:

250 gms paneer (cubed and lightly fried till brown in a tsp of oil)
3 big bunches spinach (discard the coarse stems) – blanch in hot water for 2 mts and make a paste and keep aside
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 onions finely chopped
2 green chillis slit length wise
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp red chilli pwd
2 big tomatoes
1 cup water (use the water in which spinach was blanched)
salt to taste
½ tsp garam masala pwd (make a pwd of 2 cloves, 1 cardamom and 1” cinnamon stick)
1 tbsp fresh cream or milk
¼ tsp kasuri methi (optional)

1 Add oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add the onions and green chillis sauté them till light brown. Don’t burn them.
2 Add ginger garlic paste and fry further for 3 minutes. Add red chilli pwd and combine well.
3 Add the tomato paste and let it cook for 5-6 mts on medium heat. Add the palak paste and let it cook further for another 4-5 mts.
4 Add the fried paneer cubes and combine. Cook covered on low heat for 3 mts. Add the palak water and salt and cook on medium heat for 10-12 mts.
5 Add creami, garam masala pwd and kasuri methi (opt) and mix well.
6 Reduce flame, cover and cook for 2 mts.
7 Serve hot with rotis or white steamed rice or rotis.


yummo n healthy !!!

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