Monday, 12 November 2012

Palak Paneer ( with smoked flavour)

I must be making this dish at least twice a month since last many years and getting appreciative remarks every time I make it. That is because palak is my husband's favourite vegetable and any dish having palak is his favourite.

Whenever we go out he has to order at least one palak variety.

This is a simple and tasty dish which goes well with rotis , puris or pulavs............

Ingredients :

2 bunches.......................Fresh spinach
1 cup..............................paneer cubes
2 .....................................onions chopped
4 tbsp.............................Dry Kasuri Methi leaves
2 to 3 ..........................garlic flakes
1....................................green chilly
1 tsp..............................Garam masala
2 tbsp .............................Ghee
salt


Method :

Clean the spinach bunch and boil the leaves .
You can use the tender part of spinach stalk.
Grind the boiled spinach with kasuri methi, chilly and garlic.
Heat oil and saute onions till transparent.
Add the above ground paste and go on stir frying for 10 to 15 minutes.
When the ghee starts separating add little water if needed.
I don't add water at all as we like it almost thick and dry.
Add cut cubed panner ,give just one boil .
Don't stir much as this may break the paneer pieces.
In the end take one coal and keep it on flames till red hot.
Put it in a small steel katoi and keep it on the palak vege.
Put 2 tsp ghee on it when the smoke starts coming immediately cover the dish.
Keep something heavy on the lid so that the smoke doesn't go out.
While serving take out the katori , your dish with have a wonderful smoked flavour of tandoor.



Sending this to following events :
1) Festive feast @ sumeesculinary
2)gayathris  event @ preeti-kitchen

lets-cook-21-potluck @ tickling palates 








2 comments:

  1. Lovely rick color to the palak paneer :) looks yum... Happy Diwali to you

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  2. Thanks for linking this entry with my WTML event

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