Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Palak Paneer

I don’t like Palak very much. But when I toss it with paneer I love it. I made Palak Paneer when Amit’s cousin had come to our place with his family and everyone loved it. So here’s the recipe. I am sure all of you must be making it and loving it too.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
2 bunches of spinach leaves
1 or 2 medium size onions finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
2 tbspn. Ginger garlic paste
150 gms Paneer cubes (I used amul)
Oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder for tempering
½ tspn. Red chilli powder
Cream (optional)
Salt to taste
1 tspn. Sugar
Cook the spinach leaves in boiling water till tender, grind it till fine paste. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, after they putter, add asafoetida, turmeric powder. Then add ginger garlic paste, fry till golden brown, add onion, fry still transparent, add tomatoes, cook for a while till tomatoes become tender. Now, you can either grind this mixture after cooling it or keep it as it is. I did not grind it. After cooking tomatoes for a while, I added the cooked spinach paste. Add salt, sugar and chilli powder. Cover and cook for half a minute, now add the paneer cubes. Cover the lid and cook for a minute. You may top this yummy dish with some cream, but I did not (have become cal conscious you see ;)
It tastes really delicious!!