Paneer in Palak or Spinach gravy is a popular north Indian dish that needs no special introduction. Green and juicy, probably this is the most common dish on every north Indian menu, be it restaurants, hostels, functions or just at home.
This recipe is specially dedicated to the birthday girl. A very happy birthday Akhila!!!
Preparation time: 25 – 30 mins
Green Chillies 5
Milk 10 ml
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Paneer cubes 6
Refined cooking oil 2 tsp
Garam Masala ½ tsp
Red chilli powder ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Fresh cream to garnish
Wash and chop the spinach leaves.
Boil the spinach leaves with 3 green chillies and a pinch of salt. Leave to cool.
Grind the spinach leaves and green chillies with 10 ml milk.
Now, in a pan, heat oil, add Cumin seeds (jeera), paneer cubes , 2 green chillies (optional) and mix. Wait till they become brown. Green peas can also be added after the paneer cubes are done (optional).
Now add the spinach paste and fry. If necessary add little water so that the gravy has a semi-liquid consistency and the curry is not burnt.
Add salt to taste, garam masala, mirchi powder and allow to cook till the oozes out. This may take around 5 – 7 minutes when cooked on simmer.
Garnish with fresh cream and serve.
Palak paneer tastes awesome with any of the Indian breads or any flavored rice. It is nutritious and tasty too. Hope Akhila makes this for her birthday and enjoys a great birthday.