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Palak Paneer in Coconut Milk

Palak Paneer in Coconut Milk

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 30

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1 cup paneer cubes

  • 2 bunches palak (spinach), chopped

  • 2 tbsp. oil

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2-3 green cardamoms

  • 4-5 cloves

  • 1

  • 1/2 mace

  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated

  • 1 tsp. garlic, grated

  • 1 green chili, chopped

  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp. red chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp. roasted cumin powder

  • 1 tsp. roasted coriander powder

  • 1 tsp. tomato paste

  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

Directions

  • 01

    Pan fry the chopped spinach till dry. Keep aside. Heat oil in the same pan and temper with cumin seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves and mace. Saute for a few seconds.

  • 02

    Add the onion, ginger, garlic and green chilies. Fry till light brown. Now add all the dry spices (except garam masala). Mix everything well.

  • 03

    Add the tomato paste, spinach, coconut milk, curry leaves, paneer cubes, garam masala powder and 1/2 cup water. Give it a stir and cover.

  • 04

    Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Switch off the flame and transfer to a serving dish. Serve as a side dish with either plain steamed rice, pulao, plain biryani, naan, tandoori roti or chapatti.

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