Sunday, April 06, 2008

Palak Paneer Cottage cheese cubes cooked in spinach gravy

this recipe i am sending for rci event hosted by lakshmi for the theme punjabi....
this is the second time i prepared this recipe and it came out real well...and ...we had with rice....and salad,,...but it tastes good with roti or nan too....

i will be telling how to preapre cottage cheese at home too....as with freshly prepared cottage cheese and cream,,,the taste is enhanced more,..so here goes the recipe of palak paneer which i tried from malti jindals book...


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ingredient for home made cottage cheese

half litre milk
half lime

procedure boil milk
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when u see cream on top ,..take two tablespoon of cream aout and keep aside

now put squeezed lemon juice in the milk...

the milk will start curdling
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once almost done strain the water and keep the cottage cheese aside
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now take two clean chopping board
put the cottage cheese in between the chopping board
and put tava on top
leave for 2 hours
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after two hours cut with blunt knife square pieces

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now for the PALAK PANEER

INGREDIENTS

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SPINACH CHOPPED TWO CUPS
COTTAGE CHEESE 1/2 CUP
ONION GRATED ONE
GINGER GARLIC 2tsp
TOMATO PUREE OF 1 TOMATO
SALT TO TASTE
RED CHILI POWDER 1/4 tsp
AMCHUR 1/2 tsp
GARAM MASALA 1/2tsp
coriander powder 1tsp
oil 2 tsp
fresh cream 1tbsp

method

heat oil in a pan
add grated onion,ginger and garlic paste and fry till onion becomes light brown in colour
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add tomato puree and fry for 5 minutes
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boil the spinach and grind to paste
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add the spices to onion and tomato puree

fry for sometime

add spinach paste
keep on fire,if required add water
when the spinach is fried well add the cottage cheese
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garnish with fresh cream or white butter,...

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3 comments:

LG said...

yummm..Priyanka, btw did u use chineese spinach? then I can try it out in a day or two..what can be a good substitute for amchur? lime? Thanks for this step by step procedure.

notyet100 said...

hi lakshmi ,,really i don knw yar diffrence between indian nd chinese spinach,..i got the spinach frm gaint,..ya u can us elime for amchur or small amount of tamarind pulp

Roochi said...

looks very nice...