Palak Paneer (Spinach-Cottage Cheese) (Step By Step Photos)

popular north indian curry

Palak Paneer (Spinach-Cottage Cheese) (Step By Step Photos)

popular north indian curry

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By Lakshmi Ram Nair

Published On: 03 Nov 2013

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20 Minutes
Served : 4
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Ingredients

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Step 1 Palak Paneer (Spinach-Cottage Cheese) (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 1

Boil water in a large pan and add some salt, sugar and soda-bicarbonate.

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Step 2 Palak Paneer (Spinach-Cottage Cheese) (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 2

Clean and wash the spinach/palak, retaining the good part of the stem. Blanch the spinach/palak in boiling water for 2-3minutes.

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Step 3 Palak Paneer (Spinach-Cottage Cheese) (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 3

Drain the spinach/palak and refresh in cold water and keep aside to cool.

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Step 4 Palak Paneer (Spinach-Cottage Cheese) (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 4

Grind the spinach/palak in a mixer with green chilies, 2 cloves of the minced garlic (you can put 2 cloves of garlic).

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Step 5 Palak Paneer (Spinach-Cottage Cheese) (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 5

Heat oil in pan and add the bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon/dalchini.

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Step 6 Palak Paneer (Spinach-Cottage Cheese) (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 6

Add the finely chopped onions and sautT for 2-3 minutes till the onions turn translucent.

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Step 7 Palak Paneer (Spinach-Cottage Cheese) (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 7

Add the ground spinach/palak to the onions and cook on alow flame for 3-4 minutes.

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Step 8 Palak Paneer (Spinach-Cottage Cheese) (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 8

Cut the cottage cheese/paneer into 1ö cubes.

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Step 9 Palak Paneer (Spinach-Cottage Cheese) (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 9

Add the cottage cheese/paneer pieces to the spinach/palak and mix well.

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Step 10 Palak Paneer (Spinach-Cottage Cheese) (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 10

For the tempering/ tadka:

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Step 11 Palak Paneer (Spinach-Cottage Cheese) (Step By Step Photos) Recipe

Step 11

In a small skillet, heat 2 tbsp oil and fry 1 bay leaf, 2 cloves/lavang, 1 small cinnamon stick/dalchini and 4-5 whole red chilies. Add the minced garlic and fry till golden brown.

Step 12

Transfer the spinach/palak and paneer into a serving dish and pour the tempering/tadka on top. Serve with paratha/roti.

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