Shwet's Sizzling Wok

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Palak Paneer

on January 30, 2014

I just need a reason to cook paneer πŸ™‚ And Palak was one of the reason LOL πŸ˜€

I was just shopping in the supermarket, and thinking what to cook for dinner (Its always a headache once I get back from office 😦 ) And I saw some bunches of fresh spinach, There !! So palak paneer it was πŸ˜€

Here goes the recipe, Its very easy, and healthy + delicious too

Ingredients

  • Paneer : 500 gms
  • Spinach leaves (palak) : 2 medium bunches
  • Tomato : 2 (Pureed)
  • Onion : 1 (sliced)
  • Coriander powder : 1tsp
  • Cumin powder : 1tsp
  • Red chilli powder : 1tsp
  • Garlic paste : 1tbsp
  • Garam masala powder : 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds : 1tsp
  • Oil : 2 tbsp + to fry
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly, blanch it in boiling water with salt for 10 min, and puree it
  • Cut the paneer into small cubes, and fry it till light brown, set aside (Do not fry more, as it will get rubbery)
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds, when it splutters add the onions and fry till translucent, Now add the garlic paste and stir fry for a minute
  • Now add the pureed tomatoes, mix in cumin, coriander and chilli powders and cook till the oil leaves the sides of the pan
  • Add the pureed spinach and cook for another 5-7 min, now add the fried paneer pieces and mix well
  • Turn off the heat, add the garam masala powder and mix, Serve hot with chapati or Jeera rice
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