Mouth-watering Palak Paneer


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One of our all time favourites! Palak Paneer is a dish that will leave you asking for more.

Mum would make Palak Paneer on Sundays for lunch and that would make our weekends so much more happy 🙂 Do try it out!

Ingredients

  • Paneer cut into cubes  – 300 gms
  • Palak / Spinach – 2 bunches
  • Methi / fenugreek leaves – few springs
  • Savaa / Dill leaves – few springs
  • Tomato – 1 small
  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies – 5-6
  • Garlic -3-4 large cloves
  • Onion finely chopped – 2tbsp
  • Cumin seeds / Zeera – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 3-4 tbsp
  • Salt – as required

Method

  • Thoroughly wash the green leaves. Coarsely chop spinach leaves from two bunches.
  • Blanch (boil the water along with a little salt, then cook the leaves for 2 minutes) along with methi and dill leaves, tomato, 1/2 inch ginger, 1 large garlic clove and green chilies.
  • Strain and immediately add cold water. Once all the cold water is drained out, transfer to a mixer jar.
  • Blend the blanched ingredients along with lemon juice to a coarse paste.
  • Shallow fry paneer cubes till slightly brown and keep aside.
  • Heat  2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
  • Now add 2 tbsp of finely chopped onion and fry till light brown. Then add 2 large cloves of finely chopped garlic and fry.
  • Mix in palak paste, add some salt and cook till well mixed for about ten minutes.
  • Mix in fried paneer cubes and cook for 2-3 mins.
  • Serve immediately. Add paneer just before serving.
  • Serve with roti, naan or kulcha.
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Bhaji Gosht/ Lamb with Spinach


Mom learnt this dish from one of dad’s  friend’s who runs a small hotel. Mom had this unique quality of trying new dishes and learning from anyone, be it cookery shows, friends or relatives. Non-veg lovers who don’t enjoy eating greens will definitely relish Palak in this way. She would make it spicy and serve with rotis 🙂

Bhaji Gosht

Bhaji Gosht
Image Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients

  • Lamb (Mutton) – 500 gms
  • Spinach (palak) finely chopped – 1 big bunch
  • Onion – 1 large
  • Tomato finely chopped – 1 medium sized
  • Green chilles – 5-6
  • Curd – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder -1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as required

Method

  • Wash the mutton thoroughly.
  • Marinate with curd, ginger garlic paste and all the powders , salt for about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile thinly slice the onions. Heat oil in a Kadai. Add the onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook till soft.
  • Add the green chillies and marinated mutton and fry till the raw smell goes and oil separates .
  • Add the palak and fry for some more time.
  • Lastly, add water and  Pressure cook on medium heat for about 15 – 20 mins.

Serve hot with rotis or rice 🙂