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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Paalak Paneer (Desi Restaurant Version) | Spinach & Cottage Cheese Curry ..





Serving : 3
Spice level : Mild
Cooking level : Easy
Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes


Ingredients :

Cubed cottage cheese : 1/4 cup
Chopped spinach : 3 cups
Fresh cream : 1/4 cup
Milk : 1/4 cup (Adjust accordingly)
Finely chopped onion : 1/8 cup
Finely chopped tomato : 1/8 cup
Finely chopped green chilli : 1/2 tea spoon (Adjust accordingly)
Salt : 1/4 tea spoon (Adjust accordingly)
Sugar : 1/8 tea spoon
Fresh lemon juice : 1/4 tea spoon
Finely chopped cilantro : 1 table spoon
Cumin powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Coriander powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Garam masala powder : 1/8 tea spoon
Butter : 1 table spoon
Cumin seeds : 1/8 tea spoon
Ginger - Garlic paste : 1/2 tea spoon
Turmeric powder : 1/8 tea spoon

Method :

* In a medium flame melt butter in a nonstick pan, add in cumin seeds and fry for 15 to 20 seconds. Add in ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes off.

* Add in onion,turmeric powder,green chilli and salt. Saute until onion become tender.

* Add in tomato,cumin powder,coriander powder and sugar. Mix it well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

* Now add in the spinach and fry until it gets cooked and mixed well with masala. (This takes around 2 minutes)

* Add in cream and milk (add more milk if need little thinner gravy or less for a thick gravy) and cook for 2 minutes.

* Add garam masala and cottage cheese to this mixture and cook for 2 minutes.

* Add in the cilantro and lemon juice and switch off the flame.
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Serving Options :

* You can serve this curry with Garlic Rice , Methi Pulao , Vegetable Fried Rice , White Palav , Spinach Rice .

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Also you can serve this curry with Naan.







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