Palak Paneer is one of the most popular and Loved Dish across India. In this Recipe Paneer cubes(Indian Cottage Cheese) Is added to Fresh Blanched Spinach/Palak Leaves With Lot Of Herbs and Spices to Make the Dish Spicy.
Paneer dishes mainly originated from the north Indian cuisines. One such Creamy and Delicious green coloured curry is Palak paneer with Indian Cottage Cheese cubes added into it. In India this exquisite curry Is widely Served with Jeera Rice, Roti, paratha or Chapati.
So, let us Quickly View Look At the Ingredients Required for Palak Paneer
Palak\ Spinach – 300 grams
Onion – 3
Tomato – 3
Ginger – Small Piece
Green Chillies – 2
Red Chillies – 2
Red Chillie Powder – ¼ Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds – ½ Teaspoon
Garlic – 8 Cloves
Cumin Seeds – 1 Teaspoon
Pepper Seeds – 6 seeds
Fenugreek Seeds – 1 Pinch for Masala powder
Coriander Seeds 1 Teaspoon
Cardamom – 4 Pod
Oil – 2 Table Spoon
Ghee – 2 Table Spoon
Salt to taste
How To Prepare of Palak Puree?
Rinse and Gently Wash the Fresh spinach Leaves using a container
Put A Boiling Pan on the Stove Low Flame
Now Add ghee to It
Put Washed spinach leaves Into It
Now, add ¼ Turmeric Powder and Salt to It
Stir It Well
Now, Add 1 Cup of Water.
Note : if you want more Gravy then you can Add ½ Cup More Water
Mix ii well, and Close the Lid and blanch The Palak for 3 Minutes
Take out them using a Filter and put it in a Separate bowl having cold water.
When the blanched leaves Cools Down, add it to the blending jar and blend it Into a Smooth Paste.
How to Prepare Gravy For Palak Paneer ?
Put a Frying Pan on the Stove
Add a pinch of cumin Seeds, coriander Seeds, pepper Seeds, Fenugreek Seeds without adding Oil into It. Fry them On Medium Flame Until they turn aroma Comes out Of them.
Now take them to the Pestle Set and Make Powder it. You can Also use Bread Roller ( Roti Bellan)
Add Chopped tomato and onion to the Grinding jar and Make Smooth Paste of it.
Now, Put A pan On Medium Flame add 1 table Spoon oil to it.
Add Tomato-onion Paste And Stir It Well till The Raw Smell goes Out Of it.
Take the Paste Out Of the Pan and Keep It Aside.
Now, Add Ginger, Garlic, Green chillies, Red Chillies and the remaining Spices like Coriander Seeds, Cumin Seeds, and Cardamom Seeds.
Make Thick Paste by Adding Some Water and put in into the Frying Pan And Cook It For until It turns brown In Colour.
( Follow the Same Procedure As Mentioned for Tomato-Onion Paste)
Preparing Paneer Cubes
Take the Paneer Out of the Refrirator and Keep Them In normal Water For 1 minute so that It Will Be easy for you to Cut Down Into Small Cubes.
If you Are Purchasing Paneer from outside, you’ll Get Readymade Cubes.
Take A Non-stick Pan and add Ghee To It.
Now, Add the Paneer Cubes to The Pan And Fry them for 1 Minute Only.
Take Out the Fried Paneer and Keep them Aside In a Bowl.
Preparing Palak Paneer
Use the Same Non-stick Pan Which We Have Used For Frying Paneer, because We Don’t Need to Add Ghee as It Will Be Already Present There.
Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds and Pinch of Red Chilli powder and turmeric Powder and Fry them on low flame.
When The Mustard Seeds begin to crackle Add Tomato-onion paste and Ginger- garlic Paste Which We Have Prepared.
Stir It well
Now, Add Palak Puree and Mix It Well for 5 minutes on Medium Flame.
Add Salt as Per your Taste.
You Can Add More water into It If you Want it For Rice, Biryani, Or Palav.
After the gravy come to A boiling Point add the Dry Masala Powder which We Have Prepared using Pestle Set.
Mix It Well and Cover the Lid.
After 5 minutes Take Out the Lid And See If you Are Experiencing the Flavour.
At Last, Then Add the Paneer Cubes Into It.
Now Turn Off the Stove And Take The Curry In A Bog Bowl.
Your Palak Paneer Is Ready! .
What Are the Health Benefits of Palak Paneer?
It is Rich In vitamin k Which Helps In Strengthen your bones
Build Your Immune system
Palak Promote Heart Health and Regulated Blood Sugar Levels.
Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese
Paneer Is Rich In Protein and Helps and Also helps In Strengthen your teeth and Bones.
It Improved Digestion and Reduce Constipation Issues.
Maintains Blood Sugar Levels.