Monday, July 23, 2007

Paalak Paneer

Palak Paneer - a traditional dish of North India.
Gravy dish cooked with Spinach and Paneer.

Ingredients needed:
1. Spinach - 2 bunches
2. Paneer - 200 Gms
3. Green Chillies
4. Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp

5. Onion - 2 (Use 11/2 to make paste, 1/2-finely chopped)

6. Tomato - 1
7. Dhania powder - 1/2 tsp
8. Butter - 2 tsp

9. Garam masala - 1 tsp
10. Curd and Milk Malai - 1 tsp each

11. Salt to taste

12. Ginger - 1 inch piece
13. Garlic - 2 pods
14. Turmeric Powder

15. Chilli Powder

16. Jeera

1. Boil Spinach with little Salt and Sugar and Keep it aside.

2. In a tawa heat butter and fry paneer pieces and keep it aside.

3. In same butter, fry Onion, Tomato, Green chillies, Ginger, Garlic and finally
add Coriander powder and switch off.
4. Blend Palak and keep it aside.
5. Make paste from onion mixture and keep it aside.

6. Heat oil in a pan, add jeera seeds and fry chopped onion till colour changes.
7. Add Onion Masala paste and fry till oil separates from sides.

8. Now add chilli powder, Turmeric Powder.cooked palak water and cook for few mts.
9. Now goes grinded palak, little water, fried paneer pieces and Garam Masala, cook for few minutes.

10. In a small cup mix curd and milk mixture, pour over palak gravy.

~ Palak Paneer goes well with Hot Rotis. ~


Asha said...

Hi MT! So good to see you back.Yummy dish.I love the photo with creamy Spinach looking shiny and delicious.Great entry!:)

USHA said...

Hi MT,
Happy to see you back &recipes after long time....Palak paneer looks healthy & rich...

Sharmi said...

Hey MT, good to see you back after long long time.
Nice post, you have added so much masala to the recipe. really good. I got some tips from you.

swapna susarla said...

Looks mouth watering!!!

indosungod said...

MT, Welcome back! Palak Paneer and rotis great combination.

Roopa said...

Hi MT! nice to see you back. the dish is looking very delcious! great entry for RCI!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my fav.....Looks delish... Love ur bright green colour...

Menu Today said...

Hi Asha,
Thank u so much for your kind words.

Hi Usha,
I am very happy to see your comment on my blog. Thanks.

Hi Sharmi,
Find time, please try my version. Thanks..

Hi Swapna,
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Thanks a lot.

Hi Roopa,
Thanks for your kind words.

Hi Sukanya,
Adding a pinch of turmeric powder retains the green colour. Thanks.

Athika said...

Hey MT, Palak paneer is my all time favourite dish, I love it. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Lovely pictures too.

Hima said...

This is a favorite dish of me and my mom. Simply love it.

Sudha said...

MT,nice to see you back..eppadi irrundhadhu unga vaccation?

Palak paneer looks deliciouse..thanks for sharing..

Linda said...

Welcome back, MT! Your palak paneer looks just delicious!! One of my favorites... love that spinach! Will definitely have to try your version :)

jacky said...

Hi MT, I found ur blog for Palak Panneer.I made it today for chapathi's. Wow, it tasted very good! My hubby says that the taste is still lingering in his mouth even after dinner!Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I liked ur blogs and especially the photos r very attractive..I would try ur other side dishes also later.I have added u in my list! Jai.

Sunita said...

Dear MT,
I tried your Paalak Paneer recipe yesterday night. It turned out amazing. Thanks a lot for sharing the wonderful recipes...You give quite detailed steps and photos. Appreciate your efforts!