Monday, July 2, 2012

Palak Paneer

This palak paneer is something that I usually make. My husband has a habit of staying away from anything green. But I love coriander, spinach, palak etc. So what I do is I stuff his tiffin with greens whenever possible. On the other hand the little one likes colours and these flavours. My palak paneer is not deep green in colour as I add tomato puree and also a bit of turmeric and chilli powder.



 You need
  • Palak - 1 bunch
  • Paneer - 15 small cubes
  • Tomato - 1 medium size
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 small piece 
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 pinch
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil
  • Milk - 1/2 cup or cream 


Method
  • Clean and wash palak
  • Place in boiling water for 2 minutes and strain.
  • Puree the palak adding water. Keep aside
  • Puree the tomato well and keep aside
  • Grind together ginger and green chilli.
  • In a thick bottomed vessel, add oil and switch on the flame
  • When it becomes hot, add cumin seeds.
  • When you get the aroma, add ginger-green chilli paste. Saute until light brown.
  • Add asafoetida to this followed by pureed tomato.
  • Add the turmeric, chilli, cumin and coriander powders to the above and leave on low flame until oil starts separating. Saute in between.
  • Then add the palak puree and salt. Allow it on low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in paneer. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and add milk/cream. Mix well

Serves: 2

























24 comments:

  1. Wow, I have the same problem of the curry being green!, Palak Paneer that isnt green, must try. Paneer curry looks awesome :)

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  2. wow..this was new palak paneer..looks v tempting..thx for sharing

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  3. looks creamy.. like its color which is different from the usual green color..

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  4. this is good and how did u get this color from palak.. even my son doesnt like palak so i have to mix and match and use in diff ways to make him eat palak

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  5. Hey, thanks for dropping by my blog - different way of making palak paneer, mine is always green, this would be nice for a change

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  6. Delicious Palak paneer..haven't made it for a long time..

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  7. Hey very lovely and nice colour. It gives a creamy textured gravy. So tempting....

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  8. Healthy and yummy side dish for chapathis dear

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  9. Creamy and healthy dish,love it..

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  10. Healthy palak paner with a yellow gravy!looks different and interesting..

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  11. Interesting & creamy delicious version without the greeny color,my kids don't like the greeny color,so let me try for them:-)

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  12. love the color in your palak paneer....good idea to give greens with different color :)

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  13. Interesting and lovely preparation...curry looks creamy n delicious,perfect with rotis! loved this color for palak paneer :)
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  14. Absolutely yummy

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  15. Good One !
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  16. One of my favourites! Creamy, yummy and without the greens!!

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  17. One of my favourites! Creamy, yummy and without the greens!!

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  18. Palak paneer in yellow gravy sounds new and nice combo of spices make the curry yum

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  19. looks awesome and healthy gravy..
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