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.

Serving Options :

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

Also you can serve this curry with Naan.


Eat n Eat little More said...

This looks delicious!

Divya Shivaraman said...

wonderful and purely desi style...yumm

Swathi said...

Delicious palak paneer, Love to have with my chapathi. Please visit my new website: Zesty South Indian Kitchen

Lifewithspices said...

tats a deliciuos prep..

Priya said...

Looks awesome!