Palak Paneer | Indian Cottage Cheese in Spinach
Serves - 4Preparation Time - 10 minsCooking Time : 15 minsCuisine : Punjabi
Paneer - 150 gmsPalak / Spinach - 2 bundles (1 cup paste)Onions - 150 gmsTomatoes - 150 gmsGinger - Garlic paste - 1 tspChilli powder - 1 tspTurmeric powder a pinchSalt to tasteOil - 1 tbspSugar a pinchButter to roast paneer if required.
Method to prepare:
Wash and cook the palak leaves. Once its cool , grind to a fine paste. Keep it aside.
Chop Onions, Tomatoes into fine pieces.
Heat Oil in a kadai, add onions, fry till they are gold in colour and add ginger garlic paste. Fry for few mins.
Add the tomatoes, sauté well. If the tomatoes are very firm, add the salt right now to get them soft, else can be added in the end.
Add chilli pw, turmeric pw. cook well for 5 mins. Then add the palak paste. Bring to boil. Simmer for 5 mins or till the gravy is thick enough.
Just before switching it off, add the paneer pieces and cook it for 5 mints. Finally add sugar to retain the green colour.
Serve cream or butter on top as garnish.