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Friday, September 30, 2011

Palak Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese In Spinach Gravy)




Paneer is a type of fresh cheese common in South Asia, it is an acid-set farmer cheese made by curdling milk with lemon juice or any type of food acid.

A very good source of protein and calcium for vegetarian, could be made into many delicious dishes. Palak Paneer is one of them. I personally like my spinach in this dish in chunk, many recipe asked to puree it, won't change much of the taste, only visual and a little different in texture, perhaps.

I have to (again), thank my friend Shirley and her hubby Moses whom have taken the trouble to brought me this beautiful utensil I used to photography my Palak Paneer today, it just feel a whole lot different and added so much flair to the food it holds... absolutely stunning...

Ingredients:
4-500 gm of Spinach (Chopped)
200 gm of Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese (Cubed)
1/2 Medium Size Bombay Onion (chopped)
1-2 green chilli (Minced)
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp Fenugreek Leaves/Kasuri Methi  Optional
1 tbsp Butter
3 tbsp heavy cream or half & half

Seasoning:
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt or to taste


Some of the ingredients needed:



Cut/chopped spinach into small pieces, you could use food processor to do this job.

Add 1/2 tsp of salt, ginger garlic paste, minced chilli and 1 tsp of oil to the chopped spinach, cover with microwavable lid, and microwave for 5 minutes.

Cubed paneer into about 1 inch in length, melt a small piece of butter, pan fry paneer lightly until it is browned.



In a deep cooking pan, add 1 tbsp of oil and remaining butter, roast Kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves until fragrant.

Add chopped onion and stir fry until translucent, add 1/2 tsp sugar and stir well, now add all ingredients listed under seasoning. stir well.

Pour in the cooked spinach, add 1/2 cup of water, bring to boil and turn heat down to medium, add paneer pieces and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until gravy thickened.

Add some heavy cream or half and half before serving.



It goes well with naan, roti or rice!




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6 comments:

  1. Loved all the clicks. so neat and superb step by step clicks.


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  2. first time here...
    palak paneer looks delicious..
    nice illustrated clicks :)
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  3. Radhika, thanks。。。

    Aruna, Will visit your blog.. and thanks!!

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  4. The palak paneer looks mouthwatering. It is one of my favorite dishes, Good to see a different avatar of it instead of the usual pureed palak.

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  5. Hi,First time here in ur yumm blog of loads of delicious recipes.Luv ur space.This Palak Paneer Gravy makes me hungry.I'm ready to grab ur ur bowl.Gladly following U.

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  6. Hi Anisha。。。 thanks。。。 You are right, so many pureed palak version of palak paneer... and I like it with a little leaves showing.

    Thanks mykitchen flavors-BonAppetit... thanks for visiting ... I have been to your blog... there is a lot of food~~!!

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