PALAK PANEER / PANEER IN SPINACH CURRY


INGREDIENTS:
1) 250 gms Paneer/Indian Cheese
2) 1 Bunch Spinach
3) 1 Large Onion
4) 2 Tomatoes
5) 1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
6) 2 Tablespoon Oil
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin Seeds
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
10) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
11) 2 Green Cardamoms
12) 2-3 Cloves
13) 1" Cinnamon Stick
14) Salt to taste
15) Fresh green coriander for garnish
16) Green Chilly to garnish
17) 1 Tablespoon of fresh cream to garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Cut the paneer cubes and keep aside
* Wash spinach leaves, blanch them and make it into a puree, Keep aside
* Finely chop and puree the onions and tomatoes seperately
* In a pan, heat oilo and crackle jeera seeds, cloves cardamon and cinnamon
* Add in pureed onions and saute till water evaporates
* Add in ginger garlic paste and saute till turns brown
* Add in tomato puree and cook till it starts to stick in bottom
* Add turmeric, jeera, red chilly, salt, coriander powder and mix well
* Add little water to take out the flavour from all dry ingredients
* Add in spinach puree and cook till it reduces and gets thick
* finally put the paneer cubes in the spinach masala and mix
* Let it cook covered for 3-4 minutes till paneer absorbs the flavours
* Serve with slit green chilly, fresh coriander and a swirl of cream on top as garnish
* Can garnish ginger julienne too