It was curry night last night at my house and we made an Indian butter chicken curry with a few delicious side. We had papadums, paratha bread, an eggplant dish called Baingan Ka Bharta made by Mum and palak paneer (spinach and paneer cheese) made by me. Today I am joining Foodie Friday for the first time and I would like to share a recipe for palak paneer.
To make palak paneer you will need -
- 200g (7 ounces) paneer cheese
- 1 small onion (chopped)
- 2 medium tomatoes (chopped)
- Approximately 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp crushed ginger
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- Salt (to taste)
- 1 tsp Garam Masala powder
- 300g (11 ounces) finely chopped spinach
- 3 tbsp butter
- Vegetable oil (as needed)
Firstly, heat the oil in a medium-sized frying pan, on a medium heat. Cut the paneer into small cubes or rectangles and place in pan to fry until slightly golden, stirring occasionally. If you are using frozen spinach, heat the spinach while the paneer is cooking, either in the microwave for 3-5 minutes or in a separate pan on a medium heat for 5 minutes.
You will then need to add the onion, tomato, coriander leaves, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, salt and Garam Masala powder. This is also where you would add the green chilli paste. Stir through and cook until the onions are soft.
After this, add the spinach and stir through. If you used frozen spinach, leave to cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you used fresh spinach, leave to cook for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
After this, place the palak paneer in a suitable dish and add the butter. Stir through and serve with rice and a curry of your choice.
We made a butter chicken curry to go with this dish. Also, Mum made an eggplant dish called Baingan Ka Bharta. For the recipe for this dish, please visit my Mum's blog - 5 Minutes Just for Me. I hope you your next curry as much a we did!
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I hope your day is sweet,