Thursday, 11 October 2012

Palak Paneer (Indian Spinach and Cheese Curry)

A traditional Indian spinach and cheese curry

I stole this recipe from Rak's Kitchen and it was delicious
You will need (loads of things you probably can't find at your average grocery store):
  • 2 large bunches if spinach
  • 1 and a half large onions
  • 1 cup of paneer (Indian cheese) cubes
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 green chillies (if I was less weak, I would add more)
  • A pinch of tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander
  • A pinch of kasoori methi
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 3 tablespoons of any generic cooking oil
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of crushed cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Wash and stem the spinach
  2. Finely dice the onions and tomatoes
  3. In a pan, heat 1/2 a teaspoon of oil and add the cloves, cumin until it becomes a paste and set aside
  4. Using the same pan, cook the spinach until it is wilted
  5. Slice the chillies and add them into the pan
  6. Continue mixing the spinach and chillies, add a bit of water continually until the mixture is more smooth
  7. In a second pan with some oil, fry the onions and add the paste of spices set aside, after they have cooked for a few minutes, add the tomatoes with the salt and pepper and kasoor methi
  8. Once the onions and tomatoes are fully cooked, add the spinach and mix together
  9. In a pot of boiling water, add your paneer cubes, turn of the heat and leave aside until you are ready to serve
  10. Add milk and drained paneer cubes, mix well 
  11. Eat with naan, you won't regret it :)

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