Palak Paneer ( Spinach gravy with cottage cheese)

In every home there is one person is just doesn’t eat green leafy veggies, don’t you agree?

Well, my home is nothing different. No, you are mistaken, it not my daughter Amal and neither my loving hubby Shareef (he is the biggest fan of green leafy vegetables, if I may say so)

So that leaves me 🙈🙈

Yes, I have greens since I was a kid it was a task for my mom to feed me vegetables. And I am still the same (but now I am a mom so no one can force 😁)

But there this one dish which is so vibrant green but still, I love it!!
I am talking about much loved Palak Paneer.

A must-have on any vegetarian menu. Here is my version of Palak Paneer (Spinach curry with cottage cheese)

Ingredients

1 bunch Spinach leaves

12 bunch green coriander leaves

3/4 cup milk

5 cloves crushed garlic

1/2 inch crushed ginger

4-5 green chillies

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 onion

1 tomato

1/4 tsp turmeric

1 tsp cumin powder

3/4 tsp red chilli powder

1/4 cup cream

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp oil

Salt to taste

Tadka ( tempering)

1 tbsp ghee

1 clove crushed garlic

4-5 red dry button chillies

Method

Add milk in the pan and bring it to boil add spinach, green chillies and garlic, boil it for 2 minutes.
When the spinach is cooled down put it in a blender along with a handful of coriander leaves and make it into a puree and keep it aside.

In another pan heat butter and oil together. When hot add cumin seeds and let it crackle. Add finely chopped onion and fry for 3-4 minutes on medium heat until it turns translucent.

Add finely chopped tomato and cook for another 3-4 minutes till the fat separates.

Reduce the heat and then add dry powder spices turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin powder and salt to taste. Saute for another minute then add spinach puree to the pan and bring it to a boil.

When the spinach gravy starts to splutter turn down the heat and add paneer (cottage cheese) cubes in the gravy and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add cream and stir and switch off the gas.

For tempering heat ghee when hot put cumin seeds and dry red chillies and pour the tempering on the palak paneer.

Serve hot with chapati, paratha or any flatbread of your choice.

I really hope you give it a try and let me know if you like ot 😀

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