Spinach and Paneer – Palak Paneer Punjabi Style

Serves 4 to 6

1 bunch of spinach trimmed, washed, steamed and blended
1 red onion, boiled in 4 tbsp. water and pureed/blended
green chillies chopped
2  cup paneer cubes fried
2  tablespoon ghee
1  teaspoon cumin seeds
1  teaspoon garlic minced
1  teaspoon ginger minced
salt to taste
1  teaspoon  lemon juice
1 tsp. Garam Masala
2  tablespoon cream or 1 tbsp. butter

Heat the ghee in a heavy-based pan. Add the cumin seeds and let them crackle. Add the garlic and ginger and green chili. Add onion and cook till the onion starts browning.

Add the chopped spinach puree, salt and mix well. Add 4 tbsp. water to 1/2 cup water or more and bring to a boil. Add the deep fried cottage cheese cubes and stir to mix gently. Mix in the lemon juice and garam masala. Simmer  on low for 20  minutes. Put off the heat and mix in the cream or 1 tbsp butter.

Serve with raita, dal and Indian bread.



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