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Palak Paneer

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  • Ethnicity - Punjabi, North Indian
  • Type of meal - Party, Lunch, Dinner

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Blanch the spinach in lots of boiling salted water for about 3 minutes.
  2. Refresh in chilled water.
  3. Squeeze out excess water gently and blend to a fine paste with the green chillies.
  4. Deep fry the cottage cheese cubes in moderately hot oil till light golden in color.
  5. Drain on absorbent paper. Note : if you do not want to deep fry the cheese cubes then you can just add them as it is when the dish is almost ready.
  6. Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan.
  7. Add the cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  8. Add the garlic and ginger.
  9. Fry briefly till the raw smell goes away.
  10. Add garam masala
  11. Add the chopped spinach puree, salt and mix well.
  12. Add tomato puree or diced tomatoes and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  13. Add water if required to get a gravy of desired consistency and bring to a boil.
  14. Add the deep fried cottage cheese cubes and stir to mix gently.
  15. Mix in the lemon juice.
  16. Simmer for about 4 minutes.
  17. Put off the heat and mix in the cream.
  18. Garnish with chopped fresh coriander and cream.
  19. Best eaten with roti or naan.

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