Palak Paneer ( Subzi )


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Many of the best loved vegetarian punjabi dishes are the ones where paneer is combined with a vegetable. Paneer is widely used and very popular in punjab due to the abundance of milk and milk products in the area. This combination of spinach and paneer is not only highly nutritious, but is a splendid blend of taste, texture and flavour. The paneer in this recipe has been fried to add some extra flavour. You can however add the paneer pieces without frying if required.

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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

Method
  1. Blanch the spinach in a vesselful of boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Drain, refresh with cold water and keep aside to cool for sometime.
  3. Blend in a mixer to a smooth purée and keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a kadhai , add the onions and sauté on a medium flame till they turn translucent.
  5. Add the garlic, ginger, green chillies and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add the tomato pulp and sauté till the mixture leaves oil, while stirring continuously.
  7. Add the spinach purée and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the salt, garam masala and fresh cream and mix well.
  9. Add the paneer, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  10. Serve hot.

Handy tip:

  1. 4 bunches of spinach will approximately yield 10 cups of chopped spinach.
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 on 24 Nov 14 09:15 PM


its really a classic restaurant receipe great tarlaji i love you
 on 27 Oct 13 09:44 AM


This is a staple at our home. Everyone, including the kids love it.
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 on 20 Dec 12 10:11 AM


just gorgeous. tastes almost like a restaurant subzi.
 on 14 Mar 12 04:02 PM


 on 12 Mar 12 03:15 PM


Yesterday being Sunday,it was a relaxing day for me so I thought of making some easy and tasty recipe so I tried out palak paneer and it turned out to be extremely yummy.I was more happy when my children also enjoyed it.Its exam time and they also ask for something interesting so I found that this was the best option.Also to the above recipe I added 1/2 tsp of dhana jeera powder and the taste was simply good.