Sunday, December 26, 2010

Palak Paneer

500gms spinach
250gms paneer cut in cubes (soak in hot water)
1 large onion chopped
2 tomatoes blended
2 green chillies
1 piece of ginger
4 flakes of garlic
1 tsp corn flour
1/2 red chilli powder
Pinch of garam masala
1 tbsp malai
2 tbsp ghee or oil
1 tsp jeera
2 bay leaves
Salt to taste

Boil the spinach and blend it to make a paste. Green chillies, ginger and garlic are mixed together to grind a paste. Heat oil in a frying pan add jeera and bay leaves, cook for 1 min, add onion fry until it become transperant. Add paste of ginger-garlic and green chillies mix well, cook for 1 min, add red chilli powder and tomato paste, cook for 2 min, till oil separates. Now, add corn flour, stir well and cook for 1 min. Add paneer cubes and salt saute for 2 mins, then add paste of spinach, mix well, cook for 5 mins on low flame. After that add malai, stir well.
For tempering:-
Take a frying pan heat ghee, add jeera, when jeera crackles, add red chilli powder into it and quickly spead this on ready palak paneer. Garnish with malai. Serve hot with naan or steamed rice.

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