Palak Paneer

I have eaten many different versions of Palak paneer, some heavier than others with cream, tomatoes etc. This one here is my mom’s version that is very simple and does not use any cream. It looks beautiful and tastes amazing with hot parathas or rice.

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Step by Step Recipe:

Boil 3 cups of water in a medium sized pot. Add spinach in it, cook for a minute and take it out in a colander. Pour cold water over it.

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Clean and dry the same pot and add ghee to it. Add onions and sauté. Cook covered for 2 mins on low to medium heat.

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Grind cloves, cinnamon, peppercorns, ginger, garlic and green chilies to fine paste. Add this paste to the onions and sauté for another minute.

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Add paneer to the pot and mix it gently with the onions.

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In a blender make fine paste of the blanched spinach. Add it to the pot. Add 1/2 cup of water. Add salt to taste and mix well. Cook uncovered for 2 mins and turn off the heat.

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Recipe:

Prep time: 10 mins  Cooking time:15 mins    Total time: 25 mins

Ingredients:

1/2 lb or 8 cups of Spinach
1 cup cubed paneer
1-2 green chilies
1/2 onion finely chopped
4 garlic cloves
1/2 inch piece of ginger
2 cloves
4 peppercorns
2 small pieces of cinnamon
1/2 table spoon ghee

Directions:

  1. Boil 3 cups of water in a medium sized pot. Add spinach in it, cook for a minute and take it out in a colander. Pour cold water over it.
  2. Clean and dry the same pot and add ghee to it. Add onions and sauté. Cook covered for 2 mins on low to medium heat.
  3. Grind cloves, cinnamon, peppercorns, ginger, garlic and green chilies to fine paste. Add this paste to the onions and sauté for another minute.
  4. Add paneer to the pot and mix it gently with the onions.
  5. In a blender make fine paste of the blanched spinach. Add it to the pot. Add 1/2 cup of water. Add salt to taste and mix well. Cook uncovered for 2 mins and turn off the heat.

Serve with Rice or Parathas.

ENJOY!

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