Palak Paneer

I have always made Palak Paneer using my Mom’s style (similar to Corn Palak by replacing Corn with Paneer)… Then I had this version of Palak Paneer at two places, basically at two of ours friends homes.. Nisha our neighbor first then Pallavi .. We simply loved it.. So next when I was to make Palak Paneer I asked my husband which version do you want to have.. and he was like try out the other one.. 🙂 So here I am with this really delightful Palak Paneer recipe..

Palak Paneer

Preparation Time:- 15 mins |  Cooking Time:– 1/2 hour |  Serves:- 3 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups Spinach roughly chopped and washed properly
  • 1 cup Paneer chopped in cubes (Cottage Cheese)
  • 1 medium sized onion finely chopped/grated
  • 1 medium sized tomato grated
  • 1 tea spoon Garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 5-6 leaves Fenugreek Leaves (Methi)
  • 5-6 leaves chenopodium album (Bathua)
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Green Chilly
  • 2 tea spoon Oil/Ghee
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick (Dal Chini)
  • 1 Bay Leaf (Tej patta)
  • 1 Large Cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 2 tea spoons Coriander powder (Dhania Powder)
  • 1 tea spoon of Turmeric powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1 tea spoon of Chilly powder (Lal mirch Powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Garam Masala

PREPARATION:

Boil the palak, methi and bathua. (One whistle should be enough). Allow the pressure to die and to cool it down a bit.

Drain excessive water and grind the boiled leaves to form a thick paste. Keep aside.

Heat the oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cardamom. Allow them to crackle.

Now add the onions, green chilly and garlic paste to it and fry them till onions turn golden brown.

Now add the masalas, coriander powder, garam masala, chilly powder, salt, turmeric powder and mix.

Now add the tomatoes and cook till the oil separated.

Then add Palak paste and bring to boil. You can add around half cup water.

Cover and cook for another 5 minutes or till you get a desired consistency.

Now add the paneer pieces and simmer for 5 mins.

SERVING:

  • Top it with some Desi Ghee.
  • Try it with hot chapatis or paranthas or Makai ke Roti.

Served

Tasty Cooking..!!

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Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji is best hurried meal of all times… Making chapatis gets very tuft at times, as first knead the dough then generally we tend to eat hot chapatis only, so you have to wait will we are having the meal to prepare them.. So when I am too lazy to make the dough and chapatis, Pav bhaji is what comes to my mind.. A wholesome meal which is truly delicious.. 

Pav Bhaji

Preparation Time:- 15 mins | Cooking Time:- 20 mins | Serves:- 3 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup cauliflower, finely chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 3 medium sized onions finely chopped or grated
  • 4 medium sized tomatoes pureed
  • 4 boiled potatoes mashed
  • 1/2 cup capsicum finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 table spoon pav bhaji masala
  • 1/2 tea spoon red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • salt to taste
  • 4 table spoon butter
  • 4 to 6 cloves garlic (lehsun) minced

For Pav:

  • 8 pavs
  • 2 table spoon butter

PREPARATION:

Boil the cauliflower and carrot with a pinch of salt till they are soft. Drain out the excess water.

Heat 2 table spoon butter in a large pan, add the onion and capsicum and sauté for 2 minutes. Then, add garlic paste and sauté till the onion softens.

Add the tomatoes. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala, and salt and cook till the oil separates.

Add the boiled vegetables and potatoes and mash thoroughly using a potato masher, adding ½ cup of water if required.

Now add the remaining 2 table spoon butter and mix properly. Fry for another 5 minutes.

For Pav:

Slice each pav into 2 horizontally. Apply a little butter to each side.

Heat a tava and cook the pav on both sides till the pieces are lightly browned.

SERVING:

  • Serve hot with finely chopped onions, lemon wedges and a dash of butter.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Served

Tasty Cooking..!!

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