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This dish is a twist to the normal palak paneer recepie. As the name says ‘Lasooni’ ; lots of garlic is added to give it a rich flavour and taste. You can even make this recepie using fenugreek          ( Methi leaves) . I have added fresh cream to the gravy , instead of cream coconut milk can also be used. To make it vegan substitute paneer with tofu and cream with almond milk.

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time : 15 mins

Serves: 5 to 6

INGREDIENTS:

  • Palak / Spinach leaves: 1 small bunch
  • Onion: 1 large finely chopped
  • Tomatoes: 1 finely chopped
  • Green chillies: 2 finely chopped
  • Garlic cloves: 10 to 12 finely chopped
  • Paneer: 1 cup cubed
  • Fresh cream: 3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala : 1 tsp
  • Asoefitida: a pinch
  • Salt: for taste
  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves: few chopped

PREPARATION:

 

  • Clean the spinach leaves and chop it into small pieces.
  • Cube the paneer pieces. Heat little oil in a pan and shallow fry the cubed paneer pieces till they get light brown colour. Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add cumin seeds; let it splutter.
  • Add garlic cloves and saute for a minute.
  • Add onions with little salt and green chillies and saute till it becomes golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes and toss till it becomes soft.
  • Add spinach leaves and toss for 2 mins.
  • Add turmeric powder and mix.
  • Switch off the flame. Let it cool for 2 to 3 mins. Now blend it into smooth paste.
  • In the same kadhai , add 1 tbsp oil and add the blend paste .
  • Add little water and let it boil.
  • Add garam masala , salt and mix well.
  • Finally add fresh cream and fried paneer cubes and lightly toss.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve with rice or rotis.

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