Saturday, March 5, 2011

Palak Paneer / Spinach & Cottage Cheese gravy

Palak Paneer is a very healthy option for a side dish. It has all the goodness of iron & protein. Goes well with Roti, Puri, Pulav or even with hot plain rice.

Palak / Spinach -      1 - 2 Bunch
Paneer / Cottage Cheese - 200 - 250 gms
Onion - 3
Tomato - 3
ginger garlic paste - little
Saunf - 1/2 spoon
Garam Masala - 1 spoon
Chilly powder - 1/2 spoon
Salt - as reqd

Method :
Cook spinach and allow it to cool. Grind it to a smooth paste in a mixie. Keep aside.
In a kadai add oil. Add the saunf and then the ginger garlic paste and fry. Once done add the finely chopped onions and fry till the raw smell from the garlic is gone. Onion should be well fried.
Now add finely chopped tomatos and cook for few minutes. Then add garam masala, chilly powder & salt and cook for 5-6 minutes.
Next add the spinach paste and mix it well. Water may be added based on the consistency of the spinach paste. Allow it to get well blended and well cooked.
Finally cut paneer into small cubes of equal size and add to the boiling gravy. Mix and let it cook for 3 - 4 minutes.
Palak Paneer is ready.

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