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Palak Paneer | Spinach Indian Cottage Cheese Gravy. Palak paneer is one of the most popular and scrumptious North Indian curries. In this recipe, Paneer cubes are cooked in silky smooth spicy spinach puree. This palak paneer curry is so perfect for an easy weekend or weeknight dinner.

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Palak Paneer Recipe | Spinach Indian Cottage Cheese Gravy | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams

The only way to lift-up the mood during the breezy and dark climate is everything curry in my lexicon. And today I have decided to share one of the most common and popular Indian curries which you might have dined at Indian restaurants.

Palak Paneer Recipe | Spinach Indian Cottage Cheese Gravy | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams

These days I am all-in for traditional and authentic dishes. My reason? It is pretty simple. Lately, I am getting a lot of frequent requests on sharing some particular Indian dishes. My friends and audience want to see my way of making some of the very traditional and authentic Indian recipes which I haven’t posted on my blog yet. The good thing is that all of these requested recipes are simple and basic. These are especially the ones which they can get anywhere.

These are the dishes which are being cooked in Indian families for many years. So I was kind of surprised when I got such requests from the natives who know it all.

When they asked, I was like “why do people need these simple and basic recipes? And why are they asking me to share it when they can get it anywhere?” Also, another interesting part is that their requests are not impulsive. They are really genuine because they keep reminding me every once in a while about their requests.

Somehow, it felt so good that they trust my expertise, and so that also meant they love my recipes. And being normal human beings, we all like appreciation. 🙂

Palak Paneer Recipe | Spinach Indian Cottage Cheese Gravy | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams

So here is one such recipe on my audience’s demand — Palak Paneer aka Spinach Paneer Gravy.

I just can’t hide my passion for this recipe. There’s just something about all the curry dishes — they would attract you, no matter what your age is. Now in my home, I am not the only one who craves for curries every once in a while. Lately, little ‘A’ has also started demanding curries and naan.

When I don’t make any curry for a week, she would start asking: “Mommy, it’s been so many days you did not make any curry and naan.”
Me: “I made a curry the last weekend, don’t you remember?”
Little A: Yeah, but I want it today again. Can you make it today, please?”
Me: “Okay, I will think about it.”
Little A: “Please mommy, please make it.”
Me: “Okay, I will make it.”
Little A: “Which one are you making?”

And this conversation goes on and on until she gets to eat curry with some naan, paratha or rice.

Palak Paneer Recipe | Spinach Indian Cottage Cheese Gravy | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams

I kinda fancy these tiny demands of her and try to fulfill them whenever I can. It’s such a blessing when you know what kind of food your child enjoys with all her heart. And the most satisfying moment for me is when I hear a humming sound while she eats what she loves. That is the moment when it seems like all my efforts were totally worth it. There is definitely a little foodie inside her.

Now you know why I am so thrilled about this curry. I have all the reasons to love it. : )

Palak Paneer Recipe | Spinach Indian Cottage Cheese Gravy | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams

About Palak Paneer, it is a popular classic North Indian curry. This is one of the most loved curries by North Indians. This curry is a true classic that everyone can love. And yes, I understand that spinach might be a turnoff for some people. But there’s a way out.

As a child, I never liked spinach other than the one presented in the pureed form. And that’s why I love this spinach curry because this is so creamy and you don’t see any spinach leaves in there. Imagine how healthily nice it is when you include lots of green with lots of cheese.

Palak Paneer Recipe | Spinach Indian Cottage Cheese Gravy | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams

This palak paneer curry is so perfect for an easy weekend or weeknight dinner. This curry is the ultimate comfort food. Making this curry is super quick and it tastes delicious with naan, roti, paratha or with rice.

The curry is made of pureed blanched spinach and paneer (aka Indian cottage cheese). Blanching helps the spinach to retain its green color. I use the remaining water for making roti dough to make sure that there is no loss of nutrients. But if you want to healthify it even more, then I would suggest you to make raw spinach puree by adding a little water.

This simple recipe can be prepared in many different ways. Today I am sharing the way my Mom uses to make palak paneer.
To make it vegan, you can simply swap paneer for tofu and milk cream for nut cream or nut milk.

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Palak Paneer | Spinach Indian Cottage Cheese Gravy. [RECIPE]

Palak paneer is one of the most popular and scrumptious North Indian curries. In this recipe, Paneer cubes are cooked in silky smooth spicy spinach puree. This palak paneer curry is so perfect for an easy weekend or weeknight dinner.



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(Rating: 5 from 1 reviews)

INGREDIENTS

For The Palak/Spinach Puree:
• Fresh Spinach – 350 Grams
• Ice Cubes – 7-8
• Water For Blanching Spinach – 2.5 Cups
• Water For Ice Bath – 2 Cups
• Spinach Stock Water, If Required – 5 Tbsp

For Making Onion Tomato Mixture:
• Oil – 1 Tbsp
• Cumin Seeds – 1 Tbsp
• Chopped, Chilies – 1 (Red Or Green)
• Onion, Chopped – 2 Medium
• Ginger, Peeled And Chopped – 1 Inch Piece
• Garlic, Peeled And Chopped – 4-5 Cloves
• Cashews – 4
• Tomato, Chopped – 2 Medium
• Spinach Stock Water, If Required – 5 Tbsp

For Palak Paneer Curry:
Paneer, Cubed Into 1/2 inch Pieces – 200g
• Oil – 1 Tbsp
• Whole Spices – (Cinnamon Stick(dalchini) 1, Cloves(laung) 2, Peppercorns – 4)
• Kasuri Methi – 1 Tbsp
Roasted Cumin Powder – 1 Tbsp
• Coriander Powder – 1 Tbsp
• Turmeric Powder – ¼ Tsp
• Red Chili Powder – 1 Tsp Or To Taste
• Salt To Taste
• Fresh Cream – 4 Tbsp
• Spinach Stock Water, If Required – 1/4 Or 1/2 Cup

For Garnish:
• Grated Panner
• Ginger, Jullienes
• Fresh Cream – 1 Tsp


 

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INSTRUCTIONS:

For Making The Palak/Spinach Puree:
1. Wash spinach leaves, and pat them dry.
2. Boil 2.5 cups water in a pan. Add spinach leaves to it and boil for 1 minute.
3. Turn off the heat and let the spinach stay there for 1-2 minutes.
4. Drain the excess water from the spinach with a slotted spoon.
5. Reserve this spinach stock for curry.
6. Put ice cubes and water in a large bowl.
7. Now add the blanched spinach leaves to ice water and leave it in the ice bath for 2-3 minutes or until it is no longer warm.
8. This will stop the cooking process, and retain the color and nutrients.
9. Drain the leaves and blend into a smooth puree. (Add some reserved spinach stock if needed)
For Making Palak Paneer Curry:
1. Heat oil or butter in a pan.
2. Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.
3. Add chopped chilies and sauté them for a minute.
4. Add chopped onions, chopped ginger, and chopped garlic.
5. Sauté them for 2-3 minute and add cashews and chopped tomatoes.
6. Stir well and saute the tomatoes till they are softened.
7. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down.
8. Add mixture to a blender jar and blend to make a smooth paste. (Add some reserved spinach stock if needed)
9. Heat oil in the same pan.
10. Add black cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns.
11. Now add roasted cumin powder, Kasuri methi, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder and let them sauté for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
12. Now add tomato onion paste and stir well.
13. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes, keep stirring occasionally.
14. Add spinach puree and cook for 3 minutes. (You can also about to ⅓ cup of the reserved spinach stock or water if you want semi liquid gravy).
15. Now add salt and mix well.
16. Add fresh cream after 1 minute and mix well.
17. Now add in the paneer cubes and mix gently.
18. Let it cook on low heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
19. Garnish with ginger juliennes, fresh cream and crumbled or grated paneer.
20. Serve hot with garlic naan, stuffed naan, paratha, or rice.


NOTES:

1. To make it vegan, you can simply swap paneer for tofu and milk cream for nut cream or nut milk.

2. You can also use raw spinach puree for this recipe.

 


LogoAuthor: Anupama Paliwal
Recipe Source Link: http://www.MyGingerGarlicKitchen.com/palak-paneer-recipe-video
Date Published: 2017-08-17


Palak Paneer Recipe | Spinach Indian Cottage Cheese Gravy | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams

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