PALAK PANEER (INDIAN COTTAGE CHEESE IN SPINACH SAUCE)

I am posting 2 different recipes of Palak Paneer , one is a 100% no oil added recipe and the other has been sent to me by Priya Bedi..thank you soo much Priya… so hope you enjoy them

Palak Paneer by Priya Bedi…thank you soo much Priya
1 full bowl of palak (spinach)
3-4 onions medium size chopped
2 medium size tomatoes chopped
fresh paneer cube ones 200 gms
ginger chopped
garlic chopped
green chillies chopped
cummin seeds
red chilli powder
garam masala
turmeric powder
vegetable masala
Normal cooking oil
salt to taste

– Boil the palak (spinach) till the leaves are completely soft and then drain
the water and keep the water aside and grind the palak and prepare a
paste.
– Deep fry paneer till golden brown and then keep it aside
– Heat the pan add some oil and after the oil is warm add some cummin
seeds after that add the chopped onions n stir fry till its golden
brown then add garlic ginger and green chillies to it and continue
frying after few mins add the tomatoes and fry it for some more time
till it get completely reddish.
Grind the onions and tomato mixture and make it a thick paste and
again add it back to the pan, cook it for a min and then add the palak
paste and mix it again and add all the masala i.e. turmeric powder,
red chilli, garam masala and vegetable masala and mix all of them very
well to avoid get lumps now add the paneer and water which was kept
aside at the time of boiling the palak pleas ensure water is added as
much as gravy is required, add salt and mix it welll and cook it for 2
mins.

U can also add some grind cashew nut for rich taste.

NO OIL ADDED PALAK PANEER RECIPE BY ME

I was in Dubai lately and went to eat in an indian restaurant famous for its food called Gazebo and i ordered a chicken in spinach gravy (murg palak) and was a little stunned to see that the dish had soo much of cream in it. I could barely eat 2 spoonfuls of it and it made me wonder why so many indian restaurants float their sauces in cream? Our traditional palak paneer is made with cream and even butter sometimes…well i decided to make a recipe as healthy as i can…ofcoruse we all know paneer is made of full fat milk… but we can also substitute that for a low fat fresh cheese. This recipe of mine is for all of you who are calorie concious and want to have their cake and eat it too! I havent used a drop of oil to make this and it tasted good!! Ofocourse it always tastes a bit better with oil…BUT… it wasnt bad at alll!!
INGREDIENTS:
Paneer made from 2 litres milk ( if you want to know how i make my paneer at home please go to my cooking channel on youtube)
2 bowls of thawed frozen spinach or 3 bowls of fresh spinach
3 tomatoes
2 tablespoons of ginger garlic paste
1 tablespoon of dried fenugreek leaves(kasuri methi)
1 onion quartered
1or 2 green chilies for spice
1 bowl of chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
a pinch of turmeric powder
1/4 bowl or more of fat free cream cheese
METHOD:
Cut the paneer into cubes , i cut the into diamond shape (sorry you cant see it soo well in the pic). Boil the spinach with all the ingredients except the cream cheese.
Boil it till the spinach and the tomatoes, onions and all are cooked. I did not add any water to it while boiling. When a bit cooled puree the whole mixture. Heat the mixture in a pan till well heated and then add the fat free cream cheese. Mix till the cheese blends with the spinach puree. Add the paneer cubes and mix well till all is heated through.
Enjoy your healthy palak paneer!!

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4 Responses to PALAK PANEER (INDIAN COTTAGE CHEESE IN SPINACH SAUCE)

  1. Deepa says:

    Deepa mirpur

  2. Deepa says:

    Good veg recipe

  3. nituchugani says:

    Deepa…thank you soo much 🙂

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