Palak Paneer


Ingredients:
200gms spinach
4-5green chillies
handful of coriander leaves
few mint leaves
1tbs oil
1tsp cumin seeds
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3big cloves of garlic
2tsp cumin powder
1tsp kasoori methi
1tsp coriander powder
1/4tsp turmeric  powder
4tbs yogurt
1/4cup water
salt to taste
150-200gms paneer



Method:
Cut the paneer into cubes and soak in warm water. 
Wash the spinach and place in a microwave safe bowl. Micro on high for 1-2mins to blanch the spinach. Cool and blend to a smooth paste with the green chillies, coriander leaves, mint leaves and yogurt.
Heat oil in a pan and fry the cumin seeds till they crackle. Add onions and fry till golden. 
Add the garlic and fry for 1min. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder andkasoori methi and fry for 30secs.
Then add the spinach paste, salt and 1/4cup water and cook for 5mins till the raw smell disappears.
Drain the paneer and add to the gravy. Cover and cook on low heat for 5mins.
Serve hot with chappatis or rice.


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Sending this to RCI-Lucknow Cuisine event hosted by Lavi. The event was started by Lakshmi.


28 comments:

  1. Adding mint and coriander leaves is new to me...sounds interesting!

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  2. This is one of my favourite sabzi......Looks yummylicious. Love the chocolate event. Wish to chip in something soon.

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  3. my fav..but i don't use kasoori methi in mine..other than that almost same recipe...looks super yummy

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  4. nice recipe,never tried this,have bookmarked it:)

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  5. Send me the plate, will finish them immediately...yummy side dish Poornima!!

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  6. looks just delicious..even i add coriander leaves..sometimes som kasuri methi also! lovely colour! you rotis look so soft and fluffed up!

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  7. hi poornima..first time on ur blog..nice blog..

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  8. Lovely curry,just yesterday i posted palak panner.I dont use curd,coriender and pudina leaves.And also i deep fry panner.will try ur version of palak panner

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  9. Palak paneer is the easiest & tastiest.. I like the tomatoes arranged on the border - adds an bright element to the photo.

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  10. i love the idea of adding mint. looks delicious.

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  11. hi,
    palak paneer looks yummy:) nutritious n healthy thali.

    TC

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  12. Beautiful colour, have to admit palak paneer is not my favourite.

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  13. Looks fantastic, loved the idea of adding mint and cilantro to this !

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  14. My fav veg dish..Looks so thick n yum Poornima..:)

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  15. woo my fav..ur way is different method adding mint and yogurt..will try tht version...looks delicious..btw loved ur profile pic..

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  16. First time here. You have a wonderful blog. Palak paneer looks delicious. Nice click especially the third one.

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  17. palak paneer with mint and kasoori methi..never tried it..i am sure it tastes good..

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  18. Would love to know why you soak the paneer in warm water.

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  19. Thank you all....

    Smitha, Im sure you've noticed that the paneer we get in stores out here is not very fresh and sometimes seem like rubber to me. Immersing it in warm water for a while improves their texture to a great deal.

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  20. Never tried adding mint leaves in the puree while making palak paneer! Will try next time!
    By the way ur elachi shrikand looks fabulous!

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  21. perfect palak paneer. Looks mouth-watering.

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  22. palak panneer looks delicious with the chapatis, you're making me hungry now!

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  23. Palak paneer looks delicious dear.
    Love the color combination . nice snap:)

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  24. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Kaylee

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  25. Poorima..Thanks for your Powerfull entry..Adding yogurt, corriander leaves and mint leaves is a nice idea.

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