Sunday, January 3, 2010

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer:
Cottage cheese cubes in spinach and tomato gravy spiced with Indian spices and a generous scoop of whipped cream


This recipe serves 2-3 people.


100 gm fresh baby spinach leaves.
100 gm cottage cheese (paneer) cut into small cubes.
½ onion chopped finely
2 tomatoes.
½ cup whipped cream.
1 green chilli deseeded and chopped finely
½ tsp grated ginger.
1 tbsp of oil.
½ tsp turmeric powder.
2 heap tsp coriander powder.
½ tsp red chilli powder.
½ tsp garam masala.
½ tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp salt or to taste.
1 tsp sugar.
1 cup water


Microwave the spinach and tomatoes with 1 cup of water for 5 minutes. Blend the spinach and tomatoes into a fine puree. Heat a pan and add 1 tbsp of oil. When heated add the cumin seeds, if they crack right away the oil is ready. Add the chopped chilies and grated ginger. Then add the finely chopped onion and sauté the onion till they are translucent. Add all the spices and heat for another 2 minutes. Then add the tomato and spinach gravy. Heat for another 5 minutes. Added the whipped cream and sugar and give a good stir. Now add the cottage cheese cubes and heat for 2-3 minutes.

Serve hot with paratha, naan or rice.

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