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Palak Paneer (Cottage Cheese in Spinach Gravy)

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Introduction

Say palak paneer, and every Indian would be taken back to cold winter Sunday afternoons. Nutritious and delish!!

Say palak paneer, and every Indian would be taken back to cold winter Sunday afternoons. Nutritious and delish!!

Ingredients

Serves: 3-4

Metric Cups
  • 100 grams paneer (available at any Indian store, recipe will follow as well)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • salt (to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅓ teaspoon fresh root ginger (chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon green chilli (chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cream
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 bunches spinach (fresh and cleaned)
  • ⅓ teaspoon garlic
  • 3½ ounces paneer (available at any Indian store, recipe will follow as well)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • salt (to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅓ teaspoon fresh gingerroot (chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon green chile (chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cream
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 bunches spinach (fresh and cleaned)
  • ⅓ teaspoon garlic

Method

Palak Paneer (Cottage Cheese in Spinach Gravy) is a community recipe submitted by Divs and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Mix the ginger-garlic, green chili and some water with spinach. Steam or blanch the above for about 7-8 minutes
  • Blend the mixture in a blender to make an even thick spinach paste.
  • Cut the paneer into small cubes.
  • In a cooking pan heat the butter and fry the bay leaves and cumin seeds. Add the chopped onion. Add salt, black pepper powder. Add the paneer cubes and cooked spinach.
  • Garnish with fresh cream.
  • Serve hot with rice, naan or even fresh thick bread.
  • Mix the ginger-garlic, green chili and some water with spinach. Steam or blanch the above for about 7-8 minutes
  • Blend the mixture in a blender to make an even thick spinach paste.
  • Cut the paneer into small cubes.
  • In a cooking pan heat the butter and fry the bay leaves and cumin seeds. Add the chopped onion. Add salt, black pepper powder. Add the paneer cubes and cooked spinach.
  • Garnish with fresh cream.
  • Serve hot with rice, naan or even fresh thick bread.
  • Additional Information

    Handle the paneer with care, it has a tendency to crumble.

    Handle the paneer with care, it has a tendency to crumble.

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