Palak Paneer

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Palak paneer is a popular north Indian dish made of blanched spinach and paneer. Milk cream is also used to bring in rich creamy texture.

Ingredients

Spinach                                 1 bunch

Paneer   cubes                     1 cup

Green chillies                      3 nos

Ginger                                    ½  inch piece

Garlic                                     3 cloves

Onion chopped                    1

Cumin seed                           ½ tsp

Fresh cream                          2 tbsp

Oil                                             2 tbsp

Butter                                      1 tbsp

Tomato                                    1 (optional)

Salt to taste

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Method

Rinse the Spinach very well in running water

To blanch the spinach, boil it in salted water for 2 minutes

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Drain it using a strainer and transfer into cold water

After a minute drain the water transfer the blanched spinach into a mixer jar.

Add green chillies, onion, ginger and garlic to it and grind into smooth puree

Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a kadai ,

Add paneer cubes and shallow fry them until the sides turn light brown

Transfer them to a plate

Heat one tablespoon butter in a pan and add cumin seeds and sauté them for 30 seconds

Add spinach puree and salt. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add 1/3 cup of water

When the gravy starts to boil add  fried paneer cubes and cook for 3 minutes

Turn off the flame and add cream

Serve it with rotii , naan or paratha

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