Palak Paneer – A tasty side dish with rotis / pulao / parathas. This recipe is totally different from the gravy type palak paneer. Easy to prepare and very tasty too !!!
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 teaspoon ginger – garlic paste
¾ teaspoon red chilli powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 tomato, chopped
1 bunch spinach (wash, clean and finely chopped)
½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
200 g paneer (cottage cheese), cubed
½ teaspoon garam masala powder
Dilute red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder in 2 tablespoon water and keep aside (spice mix).
Heat oil in a pan / karahi on a medium heat. Add thinly sliced onions and fry until golden color.
Add ginger – garlic paste and fry on a low heat for 1 – 2 minutes until the raw smell goes.
Add diluted spice mix and mix well. Stir on a low heat for 1 – 2 minutes until the water dries up.
Add chopped tomato, chopped palak (spinach) and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium heat for 5 – 7 minutes until spinach well cooked and tomatoes well blended. Do not add water to cook.
At this stage, add paneer cubes and garam masala powder. Mix well. Cover with a lid again and cook on a medium heat for another 5 – 7 minutes. Paneer will cook very fast. Check the texture of the paneer. If it’s soft and spongy, switch off the heat. Serve as side dish with rotis / pulao. Consume immediately.