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A North Indian delight made of palak and paneer
Published On: 02 Aug 2009
telugu: Nirulli / Ullipayalu / Yerra Gaddalu
kannada: Ulligadde / Erulli / Neeruli
hindi: Pyaz / Dungri / Kanda
Bengali: Pyajj / Piyaz
Gujarati: Dungri / Kanda
Konkani: Sawalo / Piyavu
for more details, click the name of the ingredient
English: Green Chillies
tamil: Pachchii Milagai
telugu: Patchimirapa / Pachchi Mirapakayalu
kannada: Hasi Menasinakai
hindi: Hara Mircha / Hari Mirch
Bengali: Kancha Lanka / Maricha
Konkani: Jeevisaang / Tanrni Mirsang / Tanrni Miriyasang
Marathi: Pachchai Milagai
Oriya: Lila Marcha
telugu: Tametokai / Ramamulaga (Pandu/Kaya)
kannada: Tomaato Hannu
Oriya: Bilati Baigana
English: Turmeric Powder
kannada: Arashina / Harasina Pudi
hindi: Haldi / Hardhar
Gujarati: Hardhar / Haldi
Marathi: Halad / Halede
Oriya: Haladi Gunda
Punjabi: Haldar / Haldi
English: Chilli Powder
telugu: Erra Mirapa Kayalu / Yendu Mirapakayalu
kannada: Molaku / Kempu Menasinakai / Ona Menasinakai
hindi: Lal Mirch
Bengali: Paka Lanka / Lal Mirch / Lankamorich
Gujarati: Lal Marcha
Konkani: Sukki Saangi /Suke Miriyasang
Marathi: Lal Mirchi / Mirchya
Oriya: Lanka / Nali Lankamaricha
Punjabi: Lal Mirch
Kashmiri: Marach Wangun
English: Cumin Powder
telugu: Jeelakara / Jidakara / Jikaka
hindi: Jeera / Jeeru / Safaid Jeera / Zeera / Shimai Shombu
Bengali: Jeera / Zeera / Safed Jira
Gujarati: Jeeru / Jiru / Safed Jiraun
Konkani: Jeerey / Jeren
Marathi: Jeera / Jeregire
Oriya: Jira / Jeera
English: Garam Masala
Bengali: Laban / Noone
Take palak leaves(without the stem), wash it properly and steam cook it for 20 minutes.
Cool the cooked palak leaves and grind it into a fine paste.
Heat oil in a kadai and fry paneer cubes until they attain a light yellow colour.
Drain the fried paneer cubes from the oil and put it into a bowl of hot water.
Keep it in the hot water for sometime and then squeeze it. :- This will help the paneer cubes to remain soft even after frying.
In the same oil, saute chopped onion and green chillies by adding salt.
When the onion becomes soft, add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes.
Now add turmeric powder, chilli powder and cumin powder.
Fry for 2 minutes and add palak paste along with roasted fenugreek powder and garam masala.
Add little water to it and bring it to boil.
Add paneer cubes and keep it in a low flame till the gravy thickens (15 to 20 minutes).
:- Serve hot with roti or plain rice!!!
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