Monday, May 23, 2011

Aloo palak paneer / potatoes and paneer in spinach gravy

I have started blogging after a long break. As much as I check my Gmail, I check the events and roundups blog too! And I saw it updated with a lot of new events. What bored me is that most events are based on making summer coolers! How many of these do you need! Amongst them, I also saw the Spinach based event - Veggie or fruit of the month- Spinach being hosted by Reshmi of rasoi. Also check  Priya's Event Page.

I am sending this to the event, and I am sure that this will be one of the most common entries too :) But there is a twist in my recipe, and I am hoping that this is not there in the other submissions. Not many people would use cream / milk in a palak curry, would they?

My recipe-

3 cups spinach cleaned and chopped
1 large potato, boiled, peeled and chopped
200 gms paneer
1 tomato chopped
1 onion chopped
1 tsp ginger garic paste
1 cup milk / 1/2 a cup of cream
1 tsp each of turmeric, coriander and garam masala
1 tsp cumin
Oil for cooking
Salt to taste

Boil the spinach in the pressure cooker for one whistle with a bit of water or alternately cook in the micro with a bit of water. Blend coarsely with the water.

In a kadhai / wok, heat oil, add 1 tsp cumin and let it splutter. Add onions and ginger garlic paste, fry till it lightly browns. Add tomatoes and cook till done. If you want, you can puree it in the blender too.
Add the dry spices and mix well. Add potato, paneer and continue to cook for a couple of mins till it browns a bit. Add spinach puree, cook for another couple of mins. Now add the milk or cream and let simmer for a bit. Turn off flame. Serve with rotis / as you wish.

1 comment:

  1. Yummy curry:) I love any veggie with spinach... It is a lovely combo..