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“Palak Paneer” or Spinach and cottage cheese is a popular NorthIndian food,which is a best combination with rice , rotis or Naan.

This is a very easy to make and delicious recipe. The spinach leaves are blanched and pureed with spices and then cooked to get a thick and creamy gravy and panner cubes/ cottage cheese cubes are added.

Lets checkout the detailed recipe below šŸ‘‡

RECIPE:

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • Spinach leaves: 3 cups
  • Onion: 1 small finely chopped
  • Tomato: 1 small
  • Garlic: 2 tsp crushed
  • Ginger: 1 tsp crushed
  • Green chillies: 3
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2tsp
  • Cumin powder: 1/2tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder: 1 n 1/2 tsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Fresh cream: 2 tbsp
  • Sugar: a pinch
  • Coriander leaves: few finely chopped
  • Oil: 2 tbsp

PREPARATION:

  • Heat water in a saucepan with some salt. When the water starts boiling, add the spinach leaves and let it cook for 3 to 4 mins. Remove from hot water and transfer the spinach leaves to a bowl of cold water or iced water. ( this helps in retaining the green color)
  • Blend together the blanched spinach leaves, tomato, 1tsp garlic and ginger crushed,green chillies and 1/2 cup water into fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a wok. Add 1tsp crushed garlic, add onions and cook till it starts to brown. Add the spinach puree and cook on medium flame till it starts to boil.
  • Lower the flame and add the dry spice powders and salt. Mix well and cook for another 5 mins.
  • Add a pinch of sugar and fresh cream ( If you do not have fresh cream you can mix 1tbsp milk powder and a tsp of ghee in 1/4 cup of hot milk and add this to the gravy).
  • Add the paneer cubes, cover and cook for 2 mins.
  • Simmer and finally add coriander leaves and turn off the flame.
  • Serve with rotis or rice.

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