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December 31, 2010


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I tried this from Mallika badrinath’s cookbook.It tasted excellent and easy to prepare. Its a nice combo for roti  & naan..

palak paneer

  • SPINACH/ PALAK bunches – 2  nos (medium size ) or 2 cups of leaves.
  • Paneer – 1/2 cup
  • Butter or  Ghee or oil – 2 tbsp
To grind
  • Big onion – 2 nos.
  • Tomato – 4 nos
  • Green chilly – 3 - 5 nos
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Coriander leaves – 1/4 bunch
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch length
  • Grated coconut – 1 tbsp
  • Khus khus / poppy seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Dhaniya powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera / cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Fresh cream or malai ( Milk skin/paalaadai) - 1 tbsp

  • Wash & chop the spinach leaves .Heat oil in a kadai and saute the leaves till it shrinks and cook well..set aside.
  • Grind all the ingredients given under "to grimd"  to a smooth paste and finally add the cooked palak .. Grind smoothly and set aside.
  • Heat a kadai with ghee / oil and add the ground paste. Saute till the raw smell disappears.
  • Take the paneer cubes and put it in boiling water for 15 mins.Put the paneer cubes in the masala and add little water.
  • Cover cook for sometime stirring in between.
  • Switch off the flame and add few drops of lime juice and a tbsp of cream . Mix well & serve..
Enjoy hot with roti, naan ..

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Kurinji said...

Really looks so tempting...

Happy New Year 2011 !!!

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Sanjeeta kk said...

Creamy and lovely subji!

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jayasree said...

Looks very inviting...

Wishing a happy year ahead to you and your family.

Priya Sreeram said...

good one ! Have a Great 2011 !

Prathima Rao said...

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Reshmi said...

lovely palak paneer...wishin u a veryhappy newyear 2011..

veena said...

yummmmm!!!love the colour

Pavani said...

Wow.. Paalak Paneer looks absolutely mouth watering.
Wish you and your family a very Happy & Healthy New Year.

Rajani said...

I Love your kitchen clinic section, always look forward to reading that.Way to go, Happy new year to you.

AJ said...

Delicious!! Best wishes for 2011!!

Jayashree said...

Looks really good.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Very tempting bowl of goodness. I too like Mallika Badrinath mam's recipes. Lovely doily too. Wishing you and family a bright and prosperous new year dear. May all your dreams come true Chitra.

shriannalakshmi said...

Very greeny and fresh.Looks inviting.Thanks for the wonderful post.

Unknown said...

Lovely green color. Looks healthy with all the spinach and paneer in there!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Happy new year!!!!!
Palak paneer looks perect and delicious dear :)

swapna said...

tempting and healthy sabji....

Unknown said...

defferent recipe beautiful color and texture..

vandana rajesh said...

Looks very the creamy texture.

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Bez sosiku said...

That's interesting recipe and it's got so much spices in it. Cool dish ;D

Raks said...

Nice recipe,new template looks neat and bright!

Muraligeetham said...

palak paneer looks so delicious! loved the recipe...