Palak Paneer - Cottage cheese and spinach.
 
 
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Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
  • Palak (spinach) 300g
  • Paneer 200g
  • Roasted cumin powder ½ teaspoon
  • Lime juice ½ lime
  • Onion (finely chopped) 1 big
  • Cumin seeds 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Ginger (crushed) ½ inch piece
  • Garlic (crushed) 4 cloves
  • Green chillies (finely chopped)1 – optional
  • Tomato ( puréed) 2 medium
  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • Chilli powder ½ teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Cream 4 tablespoons
  • Or Full cream milk ½ cup
  • Sunflower oil (any refined oil) 3 tablespoons
Directions
  1. Cut the paneer into 1 cm cubes, marinate with the juice of half a lime, ½ tsp cumin powder and salt for 10 minutes.
  2. Blanch the spinach, refresh in ice water and grind into a fine paste. Set aside.
  3. Shallow fry the paneer cubes until light brown in a tbsp of oil and drain on a kitchen paper.
  4. Heat the rest of the oil and fry cumin seeds until it changes colour to a darker tone.
  5. Add chopped onions and sauté till transluscent.
  6. Add crushed garlic and ginger, followed by green chilli and fry till the onion becomes slightly brown. Add corriander, chilli and cumin powder and fry for a minute.
  7. Then add the tomato puree and fry for 4-5 mnts stirring often. Add salt to taste.
  8. Once the tomato mixture is fried add the spinach puree and paneer cubes. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. Add cream or milk and simmer till a glaze appears on top of the liquid.
  10. Add a squeeze of lime (optional) and serve with a swirl of cream.
Recipe by Pepper Route at http://pepperroute.com/palak-paneer-cottage-cheese-and-spinach/