Palak Paneer

Another interesting post after a long break!!!
Well, a much needed break....had a nice vacation but as usual the vacation always turns into an hectic getaway rather than a soothing and calming one!! :(

My kid wont adjust to any changes in her life!!....stubborn to core!!! OK.....like me :D
So had a tough time, her adjusting to traveling .....new places ..... new food and we adjusting with her :P

Not recovered from sunburns and leg cramps but I wanted to make it today at any cost as I knew my readers would wonder whether I stopped blogging!! :P  Nooooooo...I didn't....I never will :)

Its just that u need time to recuperate but with kids,schools n routines ....u don't get time!! I know many mom's who are currently reading this will nod for sure. :)

So I landed back home on a day which is "Veggie day" for me :)...unlike my hubby and kid, who, if served would eat meat at any time of the day :)
Had limited groceries and energy but when yummy food makes to your plate , you feel that all the efforts are worth!!
I had a bunch of Spinach and a slab of Paneer in refrigerator...... so made Palak Paneer  :)
Try this version of mine and let me know if you won't devour it.


Palak Paneer

Ingredients:
  • Bunch of Spinach
  • A slab of Paneer ( Approx. 14- 16 cubes)
  • 1 Cup Cilantro
  • 1 Inch piece of Ginger
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 - 2 Green Chillies (as per your spice preference)
  • 1/2 Inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Green Cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Medium Onion, Chopped
  • Salt as per taste
  • Sugar as per taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Kasoori Methi
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 Tsp Thick Whisked Yogurt 
  • 1 Tbsp Thick Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Oil



Method:
  • Clean Spinach. Separate the leaves from the stem and wash thoroughly with water
  • In a mixer grinder, add spinach, cilantro,green chillies, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom,cloves and grind to a smooth paste with little water.
  • In  a pan, add oil and cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds splutter, add chopped onion.
  • Fry onion till its mushy and cooked well.
  • Add the spinach paste to it and cook for some time.
  • Add salt, sugar,turmeric powder, kasoori methi, garam masala powder.
  • Add paneer cubes to this and cook well. Add little bit of water to make the gravy if the consistency is too thick.
  • Add yogurt. Mix once and turn off the gas.
  • Garnish with cream and serve hot with Naan,Kulcha,Kerala Paratha or rice.



Tips:
  • You can adjust spices as per your choice.
  • If you want Paneer cubes to be fried initially before adding to gravy then you can do so.
  • If you want a tangier version then squeeze in a lime.
  • For me adding a bit of sugar gives a nice taste to this dish. If you do not wish to add sugar then you can skip this.
  • Last pic shows that I served Palak Paneer with Minty Garlic Naan.Stay tuned for my next post of Minty Garlic Naan. :)
Enjoy Eating!! :)




2 comments

  1. I have never used raw Palak before but I want to try you version since it is really quick .

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    1. Sure Shubha :) This one is real quick version...do try :)

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