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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Vegetarian Delight- Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is one of the very famous vegetarian dishes all across India. It is regularly cooked during the winters when fresh Spinach is available.


1.Spinach-2 large bunches
2Cottage cheese (paneer)-200 grams
3.Green chillies -2-3 chopped
4.Garlic -8-10 cloves chopped
5.Oil -3 tablespoons
6.Shahi Jeera seeds -1/4 teaspoon
7.Ordinary cumin (Jeera) seeds-1/4 teaspoon
8.Salt   to taste
9.Lemon juice -1 tablespoon
10.Fresh cream -4 tablespoons


1.Remove stems, wash spinach thoroughly in running water.
2.Blanch in salted boiling water for two minutes. Refresh in chilled water.
3.Drain out excess water.
4.Grind spinach into a fine paste along with green chillies.
5.Dice the paneer(one inch by  half inch pieces).
6.Heat oil in a pan. Add both types of cumin seeds.
7.When they begin to change colour, add chopped garlic and sauté for half a minute. Add the spinach puree and stir. Check the salt. Add water if required. When the gravy comes to a boil, add the paneer and mix well.
8.Add the lemon juice and stir well.
9.Turn off the Gas and finally add the fresh cream. Serve hot.

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