Palak Paneer

 My all time favorite Indian food is palak paneer.  I used the paneer I posted yesterday in this recipe.  Start by blanching a large bag of spinach.

 Place it in your food processor.

 Puree it.

 Dice a large onion and about 6 garlic cloves.  Saute them in several tablespoons of ghee.

 Add 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger, 1 tsp. of red pepper paste, 1 tsp. of ground coriander, 1 tsp. of ground cumin, 1/2 tsp. of turmeric, 1/4 tsp. of dried fenugreek, 1 tsp. of garam masala and a pinch of asafoetida.  Continue to cook and stir until it becomes very aromatic, this takes a couple minutes.

 Add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, 1/2 tsp. of salt and 1/2 tsp. of pepper.

 Stir in the pureed spinach.

 Add 1 cup of whole milk.

 And 3 tablespoons of cream.

Cube the paneer and gently stir it into the spinach.  I served this with lime basmati rice and raita.

Comments

Robin Larkspur said…
I wish I could be adventurous in my cooking.
sandra said…
That must taste amazinggg! :o
sweetlocal said…
That looks so good!
This looks yummy. Most Indian food doesn't to be honest but thankfully it usually taste delicious :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.
Packed with nutrients too, all that spinach and cheese.
I'm really enjoying your blog. So glad to know about Paneer. I have a tofu maker that I haven't used yet. Need some courage, I think, to get started. Will definitely try the paneer. Thanks so much. Do come by and visit us at Prairie Cottage Corner. We'll have a virtual scone and a cup of something warm..... Kathie at prairiestitcher at centurytel dot net
Alicia Foodycat said…
I love palak paneer! This looks just wonderful.
Guillaume said…
Is it me or you are into Indian food these days?
TARYTERRE said…
I like Indian food too but have never heard of this. Sounds good.
Kay said…
What an interesting looking dish. However, there are so many ingredients that I don't think I've ever heard of. It must be delicious.
Deb said…


This is my absolute favorite! My local Indian calls it "saag paneer". I must make this. Thanks for the great recipe (one of many).
sandra hagan said…
i love this! Thank you!