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Palak Paneer (Spinach & Cottage Cheese Curry) Recipe

Palak Paneer (Spinach & Cottage Cheese Curry)

An Ideal Recipe for Vegetarians
Mamtha Sunil Kumar

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Palak Paneer (Spinach and Cottage Cheese Curry) is an Indian dish consisting of spinach and paneer (Indian farmer's cheese - rather similar to a solid cottage cheese) in a thick curry sauce based on pureed spinach. It is a popular vegetarian dish coming from the northern state of Punjab. This is an extremely popular summer dish that is very light and easy to digest. This dish is a great combination with all Indian breads like Dal Paratha.

      Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients for Palak Paneer (Spinach & Cottage Cheese Curry)

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Currently displaying quantities in US Imperial Measurements
to serve 6:
2 lb
spinach
2 teaspoons
cornflour
4½ oz
paneer (or ricotta)
1 large
onion
3 cloves
garlic
2 - 3
green chilies
2 tablespoons
vegetable oil
2
green cardamom pods
1 teaspoon
red chilli powder
1 teaspoon
cumin powder
¼ teaspoon
garam masala
¼ teaspoon
freshly ground black pepper
  pinch
salt

 

How to Cook Palak Paneer (Spinach & Cottage Cheese Curry)

  1. Wash the spinach thoroughly then blanch it in hot water for 3 minutes to soften the leaves. Liquidize it, stir the cornflour into the purée and set it aside.
  2. Cut the paneer into cubes about ¾" (2cm) across. Peel the onion and garlic then grind them, together with the green chilies to form a paste.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the green cardomom and the onion-garlic-chili paste and fry until the oil separates. Add the red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala, black pepper and salt and fry for 2-3 minutes. Quickly chop the tomato into small pieces and add to the pan along with the spinach paste. Cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes then add the cheese cubes. Cook for a further two minutes and serve immediately.

 
Mamtha Sunil Kumar MAMTHA SUNIL KUMAR'S HOT TIP:
If you want a really rich, creamy curry, you can stir in 2 tablespoons of cream at the end, just before serving.
 
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