Palak Paneer

palak_paneer

Ingredients:

Paneer – 100 gms
Palak – One medium bunch
Ginger Powder – 1/2 tsp
Fresh Ginger – 1/2 inch
Garlic Cloves – 4
Green Chilli – 1
Red Chilli – 1
Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
Jeera Powder – 1 tsp
Garam Masala – a pinch
Jaggery – To taste
Jeera Seeds – 1 tsp
Cinnamon Pieces – 2
Curd – 2 1/2 Tbsp
Salt
Ghee/Butter – 1 tsp

Method:

Keep a Tea Strainer over a glass and pour the curd.Let it remain for half an hour to one hour.

Wash Palak and blanch them in hot boiling water for 4 minutes.Strain and keep aside.

Once Palak is cool, Grind palak along with fresh ginger and green chilli to a coarse paste.

Crush Garlic cloves.

Heat Ghee in a kadai. Once hot, add Red Chilli,Cinnamon pieces,Jeera and fry well.Add crushed Garlic and fry for a second.
Add Palak puree, salt and Jaggery and cook for 5 minutes.

Add all the powders and mix well. Add Diced Paneer cubes and mix well.
Let the mixture cook for another 5 to 10 minutes. If required ,add some water.

Add Garam masala and hung curd and mix well.After adding curd switch off the stove else it will curdle.

Serve with rotis or rice.

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