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Friday, 31 October 2014

Easy palak paneer

                        Easy palak paneer/cottage cheese in a spinach gravy


Serves-2

Ingredients

Spinach/palak puree-3/4 cup
Paneer cubes/cottage cheese cubes-1/2 cup(20 n0s)
Onion-1
Tomato-1
Ginger chopped-1 tsp
Garlic chopped-1/2 tsp
Green chilly-1
Salt as needed
Oil-1 -2 tbsp

Spices used

Cumin seeds/jeera-1/2 tsp
Garam masala-1-2 tsp +1/2 tsp


   
INGREDIENTS

Method

For making spinach puree

1. Wash and clean thoroughly spinach several times.

2. Now blanch them in hot water for 4-5 minutes

3. Now take them in a blender and make a smooth pate out of it.

4. Our puree is ready.


CLEANED SPINACH











SPINACH IN HOT WATER






















SPINACH PUREE
















For pan fried paneer cubes:

5. Heat a pan add in little oil, once it’s hot place paneer cubes one by one.

6. Arrange them on the pan and fry till both sides gets golden patches.

7. Our paneer cubes are ready.

Note :*( be careful not to burn them)

 Now let’s move on to the recipe details....


8. Now heat oil in a kadai/pan, once it’s hot add in the cumin seeds. Allow it to pop up.

9. Once done add in the garlic, ginger, green chili and 1 tsp of garam masala. Saute for few seconds.

SAUTING GINER,GARLIC,G.CHILLY AND GARAM MASALA
10.Add in the chopped onions & fry till they become soft & translucent..

ONIONS ARE ADDED
11. Once onions are soft add chopped tomatoes and little salt. Cook till  they are mushy.

 Note:* salt will help to cook the tomatoes faster.

ADD IN SALT AND TOMATOES
12. Once tomatoes are mushy, pour in the puree along with salt .mix  well &bring it to a boil.
TOMATOES ARE WELL COOKED
.
POUR IN THE PUREE+SALT
 13.Stir in the paneer cubes and again bring it to a boil.
PANEER CUBES ARE ADDED

CURRY IS BUBBLING/BOILING
14..Add in 1/2 tsp of garam masala and mix well.

FINAL TOUCH BY ADDING GARAM MASALA
 15. Do a taste test. Switch off the flame. Keep it closed till we
Serve....

16. Enjoy with any Indian breads/steamed rice. :)


PALAK PANEER
                       





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