Friday, February 6, 2015

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.