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Recipe for Palak Paneer

Recipe for Palak Paneer

(Ref: RCP212)

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Paneer is the Indian name for homemade cottage cheese. It's commonly used in many curry dishes. Indian Cottage Cheese in Spicy Spinach Gravy, widely known as Palak Paneer is a famous Paneer dish that is served in almost all Indian restaurants. It's a spicy creamy dish that can be served with either Pulao or any Indian Bread.



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Spinach - 300g
 Paneer cut into cubes - 150g 
 Garam Masala - ½ tsp 
 Red Chilli Powder - ½ tsp 
 Oil - 2 tsp 
 Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp 
 Cumin seeds - 1 tsp 
 Pinch of Turmeric and Asafoetida is optional 
 Onion - 1 (½ for grinding and ½ finely chopped) 
 Fresh Cream - 1 tbsp 


• Cook spinach in Microwave for about 3 minutes and keep it aside for cooling. Once it's cooled, blend together spinach and ½ onions in a grinder.

• Heat oil in a pan, add Cumin Seeds, Turmeric, Asafoetida and Ginger Garlic paste. Sauté Onions on a low flame and next add the Spinach Puree.

• Add Salt, Garam Masala and Red Chilli powder to the above and bring it to boil.

• Then add the Paneer cubes and mix well. Keep it simmered for about 5 minutes.

• Lastly top it with some fresh Cream and serve it hot.

Tip: Paneer becomes soft and fluffy when soaked in warm water for about 10 minutes. Spice level can be adjusted accordingly to your taste.

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