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Monday, October 11, 2010

PALAK PANEER - 2 VERSIONS

I made the jain gravy version some days back and while tasting this nobody at home could make it out. It was like regular palak paneer.
NOTE: If health conscious,
fresh cream can be substituted with milk. Adding milk gives a creamy texture to the gravy. I would prefer to have this gravy without using ginger .

INGREDIENTS:

Palak - 2 bunches
Paneer - 200 gms
Crushed Kasuri methi - 1/2 tsp. (optional)
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Salt - as per taste
Butter or Oil - 2 tablespoons
Fresh cream - 2 tablespoons OR boiled milk - 1/4 cup
Garam masala - 1 tsp.
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon

VERSION - 1
FOR THE JAIN GRAVY:

Grated Pumpkin (yellow) - 1 cup
Green chillies - 3 or 4
Grated ginger - 1/4 tsp.(optional)

VERSION - 2
FOR THE REGULAR GRAVY :

Onion - 1
Garlic - 3 pods
Green chillies - 3 or 4
Grated ginger - 1/4 tsp.(optional)


METHOD:

Clean the palak and take out the leaves. Discard the stem. Blanch(Put in hot boiling water for 2 minutes, drain completely and run under cold water) the palak and grind it to a puree.

Grind the items given for the gravy (JAIN OR REGULAR) to a fine paste. Heat butter, and temper with cumin seeds add the ground paste and saute till the raw smell is diffused. Now add the palak puree, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well and saute for 2 or 3 minutes.

Wash the paneer and dice them into medium-sized cubes. Soak it in boiling water for 2 minutes, drain completely and add it to the palak. Saute in low flame for 5 minutes. Add crushed kasuri methi. Pour in fresh cream or boiled milk and give it JUST ONE BOIL. Serve hot with any Indian flat bread.

31 comments :

  1. It looks so colorful and yummy!!!

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  2. hi
    I must try this Jain version.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Jain gravy sounds truly very new and interesting, lovely looking palak paneer..

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  4. Thanks for the jain version, really useful sometime...it looks very delicious...

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  5. Hi akka,

    Delicious gravy...Looks yumm...
    Happy navrathri wishes to you!!
    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  6. i love palak paneer and the recipe is wonderful!!!

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  7. Mmmmm! They'd really melt in the mouth! Why, I can't wait to eat them!

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  8. wow loved ur paneer curry n looks very colorful

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  9. Hi Ms, Shanthi

    Greetings from Malaysia! Thanks for dropping by at love2cook's and leaving ur lovely thoughts there. Sorry for my late return. ;)

    I gonna take a blogtour here...:D

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  10. Liked both versions,lovely click it looks very lively!

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  11. must try this jain version..it looks so yummy..

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  12. Thanks for the version 1/Jain version. Good learning for me !! :)

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  13. Jain version sounds interesting & delicious.

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  14. love the jain version...looks yummy!!

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  15. Sounds very interesting..looks super delicious

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  16. I never tried with the pumpkin way. I will sure try it :) Looks great.

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  17. Palak paneer looks mouthwatering. Using pumpkin is indeed a great idea :-)

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  18. yummy palak paneer..nice to see the jain version...

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  19. awesome dish Shanthiji. looks very bright and creamy.

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  20. PERFECT PALAK PANEER BOTH THE VERSION I LIKE TASTY AND NICELY CLICKED

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  21. Yummy palak paneer...never tried with pumpkin...sounds interesting and delicious...

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  22. very yummy.. looks delicious.. i love palak. paneer too... mouthwatering..

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  23. Palak paneer looks inviting and healthy.. Jain version is something new to me..

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  24. Hello chechi.....thx for the comments.palak paneer looking good.....i love to c dose chunks of paneer in green.Even i prepare this ,but does not look dis good...will try ur version the next time,for sure

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  25. ehehe..it looks soo yumm in the pic that I love all versions :)

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  26. It looks very authentic. :-)

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  27. What a gorgeous green color..my all time favorite curry!

    US Masala

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  28. Looks very fresh and perfectly cooked!

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  29. How did i miss it?very tempting,Love the Jain version.

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  30. Hi, today I made this - the normal version.I also added 2 teaspoons of tomato sauce after the onion paste.It was yummy.Thanks for the recipe

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