Iron is an essential nutrient that plays an important role in many bodily functions .A diet lacking in iron can result in low energy levels, shortness of breath and anemia.Spinach or palak is good source of non-heme form of iron.We often make palak paneer at home.
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Ingredients For Palak Puree
Salt -a pinch
Ingredients For Palak Paneer Masala
Paneer 100grams(cut into cube or triangle sized) Tomato-1chopped Red chilli powder-1teaspoon
Red chilli powder-1teaspoon
Turmeric powder -1/2teaspoon
Coriander powder-1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Warm water-1/4 cup
Garam masala powder-1/2teaspoon
Roasted kasturi methi-1teaspoon (crushed)
Water-2cups(for soaking)+2cups(for boiling)
Ice cold water-1 bowl(pour 3cups water with 10ice cubes in a bowl
Soak the palak into water for 15 minutes,then drain the water and leaves very well
Boil 2 cups of water adding little salt,add palak ,close the lid and simmer the gas and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.Switch off the gas and strain the palak
Add palak or spinach into ice cold water for 15 minutes to keep the colour of palak.Drain the ice cold water
Add palak in a wet grinder along with ginger,garlic ,chopped chilies and salt to make a smooth puree
Heat oil in a pan,Add chopped onion,fry until light brown.Add ginger,garlic paste,mix and stir
Add chopped tomatoes and fry until raw aroma of ginger garlic paste goes away
Add turmeric powder,red chilli powder and coriander powder,mix and stir.Add salt
Add warm water,let the water bring to boil.When the water will start boiling,add paneer ,mix with spices,
Simmer the gas and close the lid and cook 2to 3minutes until paneer or tofu is soft and gravy is thicken
Add garam masala powder and roasted kasuri methi and mix
Add butter cream and mix
Switch off the gas.Transfer the dish in a serving bowl and garnish with little cream
If you want you can skip cream..instead of cream you can add 1/4 cup milk.
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