VIDEORECIPE Homemade palak paneer recipe
Palak Paneer is my favourite Indian Vegetarian Curry of all time! Also known as Saag Paneer, it is a creamy Spinach Curry with bouncy fresh Indian Cheese known as Paneer. A wonderful change from Tomato based curries, I'm sure you're going to love this!
The recipe can be found in this article
Healthy spinach recipes (including what goes well with spinach)
- 1 lb washed Spinach
- 2 small Tomatoes(chopped)
- 3 cups cubed Paneer (or firm Tofu if you can't find it)
- 4 tablespoon Oil (Canola/Vegetable)
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 1 medium Onion(finely chopped)
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 4 cloves garlic(finely minced)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
- 1 tablespoon garam masala
- 1 Cup water
- to taste salt
- 1 Cup heavy cream
Add Spinach to a large pot of rapidly boiling water. Cook for 30 seconds, then drain. When slightly cooled, squeeze as much water out of the spinach as you can.
In a blender/food processor, puree the Tomatoes. Then add Spinach, and pulse so that the Spinach remains slightly coarse.
In a large frying pan, heat 2 tbsp of Oil on medium-high, and fry Paneer until golden brown on all sides. Remove from pan, and set aside.
In the same pan, heat remaining Oil and Butter. Add Onions, and cook until soft and brown. Add spices and sauté for 15-20 seconds. Add Tomato/Spinach mixture, Water, and Salt to Taste. Cook for 15-20 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally. The mixture will thicken, and the Spinach will transform from a bright green, to a greenish-brown colour.
Add Heavy Creamy, and Paneer. Cook for an additional 5 minutes to warm the Paneer through.
Serve over Rice, with Roti/Chapathis/Naan, and enjoy! :)