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Palak Paneer!!!

Who doesn’t love Palak paneer? It’s healthy as well as yummy. Let’s not waste time and let’s get into the details. 

palak paneer

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet of Spinach leaves or 1 bunch of spinach
  • 20 pieces of paneer or adjust to your preference
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium vine ripe tomatoes chopped
  • 2 green chilli
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • Chilli powder and salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 5 whole cashew nuts

Let’s start Cooking:

  • Saute spinach in 2 teaspoon of oil until wilted.
  • Grind sauteed spinach, green chilies, coriander leaves, cashews to form a thick paste.
  • Heat some  oil in a frying pan, add the chopped onions  and fry till golden brown.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes and cook till soft.
  • Add the pureed spinach along with turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.
  • Cook the gravy for few minutes.
  • Mix well and add heavy cream at this stage and let it simmer covered for 7-8 minutes over low flame.
  • Once the gravy thickens to the desired consistency, add the fresh paneer cubes and cook for another minute or so and then switch off.

I hope you will try this and leave me your feedback.

Thanks,

Aparna

 

dals · Spinach

Spinach dal

Spinch dal

Ingredients:

1 cup toor dal

9 oz spinach chopped

1 small onion chopped

2 medium tomatoes chopped

7 green chillies slit length wise

2 cloves of garlic crushed

2 red chillies broken

1/4 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp jeera

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

6 tsp oil

Salt to taste

Method:

  • Pressure cook the dal with spinach and tomato upto one whistle and keep it aside until the pressure is gone.
  • Heat the oil.
  • Add jeera, mustard seeds and red chillies.
  • After they splutter, add onions and green chillies.
  • Fry until onion becomes translucent and add garlic.
  • Fry for few seconds and add turmeric.
  • Add the tampering and salt to the dal.
  • Bring it to a boil.
  • If the dal is too thick, add 1/3 cup water.
  • Enjoy with hot rice in this cold weather. 
dals · Spinach

Spinach with moong dal

Ingredients:

1 cup moong dal

1 big bunch of spinach chopped or 9 ounces chopped

6 tbsp onion

4 cloves of garlic chopped

5 small chillies slit length wise

1/2 tbsp jeera

1/2 tbsp mustard seeds

1 red chilli broken

1 tbsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp turmeric

Salt to taste

7 tbsp of oil

Spinach pappu
Spinach pappu

 Method:

  • Soak the moong dal overnight.
  • Heat the oil.
  • Add jeera, mustard seeds and red chillies.
  • Add onions and green chillies.
  • Fry until onions are translucent.
  • Add garlic and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add turmeric.
  • Drain water from the moong dal and add it.
  • Add spinach, 1/3rd cup water and salt.
  • It takes 15mts to cook the dal.
  • After 15mts add chilli powder.
  • Keep on the low heat for 10 mts.
  • Enjoy with chapathi or rice with rasam or pacchi pulusu.

Here is the link to rasam recipe:

https://sumikitchen.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/hot-tomato-rasam/

Here is the link to pacchi pulusu recipe:

https://sumikitchen.wordpress.com/category/tamarind/page/2/