Palak Paneer

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250 g paneer cheese
600 g spinach
100 g fenugreek leaves
onion (finely chopped)
1 tbsp ginger paste
½ tbsp garlic paste
½ tbsp green chili paste
juice of 1/2 a lime
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp cumin seed
¼ tsp asafoetida
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp garam masala
¼ tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp cornflour
salt to taste
  • Step 1/9

    • 600 g spinach
    • 100 g fenugreek leaves

    Chop 400 grams of spinach and fenugreek leaves. Wash, drain and keep aside.

  • Step 2/9

    • 250 g paneer cheese
    • 2 tbsp oil
    • 1 tsp garam masala
    • salt to taste

    Cut paneer into bite-size cubes, heat oil for shallow frying in a pan over medium heat, add the paneer cubes and sprinkle some salt and garam masala powder, fry on both sides with very light brown colour, drain over kitchen paper.

  • Step 3/9

    • onion (finely chopped)
    • 1 tbsp butter
    • 1 tsp cumin seed
    • ¼ tsp asafoetida

    Heat the oil in a pan and put the cumin seed and asafoetida, then add the onions and butter, cook till light brown.

  • Step 4/9

    • 1 tbsp ginger paste
    • ½ tbsp garlic paste
    • ½ tbsp green chili paste
    • 1 tsp ground turmeric
    • ¼ tsp cardamom powder

    Now add the ginger paste, garlic paste, chilli paste, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and cardamom powder, sauté for a minute.

  • Step 5/9

    Now add the chopped spinach, methi, salt and sugar. Mix well and let it cook on high heat for 2 minutes then low the heat till the spinach has cooked.

  • Step 6/9

    While this is cooking, boil water in a large pan and blanch the remaining 200 grams spinach leaves for a minute or so, then put them in ice-cold water to retain the green colour.

  • Step 7/9

    • juice of 1/2 a lime
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1 tsp cornflour

    Blend the spinach with the lime juice, cornflour and ⅓ cup of water. Add ¼ tsp of all garam masala powder, cardamom powder, salt and sugar to give it taste.

  • Step 8/9

    Puree to a smooth paste, by now the spinach will be cooked.

  • Step 9/9

    Add the paneer and pour the puree in, mix well and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally.

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