"cottage cheese called paneer are available in Indian stores"
1 1/2-2 tablespoons
green chili peppers
red chili powder
( use the water in which spinach was blanched)
garam masala powder
( of 2 cloves, 1 cardamom and 1 cinnamon stick)
Remove the stems from the spinach,blanch them in hot water and grind them into a fine paste.
Add butter in a heavy bottomed vessel and add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add finely onions and green chili saute them till light brown. Don’t burn them.Mean while shallow fry cottage cheese cubes in 1 tbsp of oil slightly brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry further for 3 minutes. Add red chili powder and coriander powder and combine well.
Blend the tomatoes,add the tomato paste and let it cook for 5-6 min on medium heat. Add the spinach paste and let it cook further for another 4-5 minute.
Add the fried cottage cheese(paneer) cubes and combine. Cook covered on low heat for 3 minute Add the spinach water and salt and cook on medium heat for 10-12 minute.
Add heavy cream, garam masala powder and chopped cilantro and mix well.
Reduce flame, cover and cook for 2 mts.
Serve hot with flat breads or white rice.
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Cottage Cheese in Spinach Gravy(Palak Paneer) (cont.)