Palak Paneer – Indian Style
½ kg spinach
¼ tsp black pepper powder
¾ tsp ginger-garlic paste
½ tsp green chilli paste
3 tbsp butter
2-3 bay leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp garam masala powder
salt to taste
Mix green chilli paste and ginger-garlic paste with spinach. Add a little water.
Pressure cook the mixture for 7-8 minutes. Remove before the first whistle.
Cut paneer into small cubes and keep aside 3 cubes for garnishing.
Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the paneer cubes on a medium flame till they turn light brown. Take the cubes out of the pan.
Heat 2 tbsp butter in the pan. Add bay leaves and cumin. Add chopped onions and fry again till they turn pink.
Add garam masala powder, black pepper powder and salt. Mix well.
Now add fried paneer and cooked spinach. Mix well.
Put the palak paneer in a baking tray and add the remaining butter and bake for about half an hour at 180 deg C.
Grate remaining paneer pieces and garnish. Serve hot.
Add chopped green chilli for spice when you add jeera.