Palak Paneer is an awesome flavoured main course in which Paneer (it is a cheese commonly used in South Asian cuisine) is cooked in pureed spinach curry.
It is most popular vegetarian dish particulary in Punjab of India and Pakistan. This dish is highly nutritious and scrumptious.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
- 250 gms spinach or palak (boiled & then puree it in blender)
- 200 gms paneer (cottege cheese; cut into cubes)
- 2 medium size onion (finely chopped)
- 1 cup tomato puree
- 5 garlic pods
- 2″ ginger
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 cinnamon
- 2 black cardamom
- 1 tsp red chilly powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp oil for cooking
Heat oil in a frying pan. Add bay leaves, cinnamon and black cardamom and stir it for few seconds.
Now add grated garlic and ginger and stir it. Then add onion and fry it until golden brown.
Add salt, red chilly powder and coriander powder and mix well.
Then add tomato puree and cook until oil starts seperating from it.
Now add puree of spinach (palak). Cover it and cook for 10 minutes at low flame.
Finally add paneer and cook for another 10 minutes. Serve hot.
Serve Palak Paneer with plain roti, naan or paratha or even it can be served with boiled rice.