Palak paneer 2

Palak paneer is a Indian spinach gravy curry with cottage cheese cubes. The gravy is prepared with spinach,onions and tomatoes. It goes very well with Roti, Naan or Jeera rice.My earlier Palak paneer 1 recipe  i have explained the conventional method.Today i am doing it a little easy way and  using  just ½  teaspoon of butter and ½ teaspoon of oil to prepare this curry. Both curries are equally tasty. You can also try my Paneer Jelfrezi, Kadai paneer(Dry), Kadai paneer (Gravy) , Mutter Paneer  and Paneer butter masala.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 3 to 4 servings

Ingredients:

  1. Spinach: 2 small bunches (washed and cut into 2)
  2. Sugar: A pinch
  3. Onion: 1 medium sized ( cut into cubes)
  4. Tomato: 2 Medium ( cut into cubes)
  5. Green chilli: 3 to 4 Cut into half
  6. Garlic: 6 to 8 cloves
  7. Ginger: ½ inch  cut into julienne
  8. Salt: 1 Teaspoon (According to taste)
  9. Cumin seeds: ½ Teaspoon
  10. Cumin powder: ½ Teaspoon
  11. Coriander powder: ½ Teaspoon
  12. Garam masala powder: ¼ Teaspoon
  13. Juice of ½ Lemon
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Procedure:

  1. Boil ¼ cup of  water in a pan and add a pinch of sugar and roughly chopped spinach.
  2. Allow to boil for 3 to 4 minutes on medium fire. Switch off the fire and allow to cool.(As we have added very little water, no need to drain water).IMG_3483
  3. Shallow fry paneer cubes in a nonstick pan and keep aside.IMG_3528
  4. In another non stick pan heat ½ teaspoon oil.Add garlic cloves and fry till golden brown.IMG_3482
  5. Add ginger julienne and fry for a minute.IMG_3485
  6. Add onion cubes and fry for 2 minutes till soft and pink.IMG_3486
  7. Add Green chilli and fry for a minute.IMG_3489
  8. Add tomato cubes, salt and cover the pan with a lid for tomatoes to cook till soft.IMG_3493
  9. Switch off the flame and allow to cool for 2 minutes.IMG_3496
  10. Grind onion and tomatoes mixture to a smooth puree.
  11. Add Cooked spinach and blend to a smooth puree.
  12. Heat ½ Teaspoon of butter and add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds.IMG_3516
  13. When cumin starts crackle pour the prepared puree.IMG_3518
  14. Add cumin powder,coriander powder,crushed red chilli  and garam masala powder.IMG_3521
  15. Cook for 2 minutes on a medium fire. Adjust the seasoning.
  16. Add paneer cubes, lemon juice and mix gently. Transfer to a serving bowl.IMG_3531
  17. Serve Palak paneer along with Roti, Naan,Jeera rice or any flavored rice.IMG_3550

Note:

You can also add boiled sweet corn in place of paneer to prepare Corn Spinach. You  can also add cooked chicken to the spinach puree to relish Spinach Chicken.

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