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Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 30

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 2-3 bunches spinach, chopped

  • 100 gms. paneer cubes

  • 3 tbsp. oil

  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida

  • 1 tsp. garlic, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste

  • 1 tsp. tomato paste

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 tbsp. roasted coriander-cumin powder

  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder

  • 1 tsp. red chili powder

  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1 tbsp. kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves), crushed

  • 1 tbsp. butter

  • 1 tsp. lime juice

  • 1 tbsp grated paneer to garnish

Directions

  • 01

    Boil the spinach for 3-4 minutes. Refresh it and grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a non-stick pan and saute the paneer cubes till light brown. Keep aside.

  • 02

    Heat the remaining oil and temper with cumin seeds and asafoetida. Add the chopped garlic and saute till it changes colour.

  • 03

    Add the onion and continue to saute till light brown. Now add the ginger-garlic paste, tomato paste, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin powder, red chili powder and garam masala powder mixed with 2-3 tbsp. water.

  • 04

    Fry till the oil separates. Add the pureed spinach, salt and kasuri methi. Simmer on low flame for 2 minutes.

  • 05

    Add the butter and the fried paneer. Continue to simmer till the gravy thickens (4-5 min.). Add lime juice and take off the flame. Garnish with grated paneer and serve hot with naan or tandoori roti.

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