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One of my favourites, it's also mom's favourite and my late grandmom's as well.
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(made from 1 litre milk)
tablespoons dhaniya powder (corriander powder)
red chili powder
(powdered cumin seeds)
Soak paneer in a bowl of water for atleast 15-20 minutes. This makes the paneer soft. Drain the water. Cut paneer into cubes.
Wash and chop palak finely.
Cut onions into small pieces.
Cut tomatoes into 2 inch cubes.
Heat a little butter.
Fry palak till it shrinks.
Allow to cool.
Grind to a smooth paste.
Grind cashews and poppy seeds together to a smooth paste.
Fry all the spices in little ghee and then powder.
Heat rest of the butter with little oil and fry onions till crisp and golden.
Add dhania powder, jeera powder(cumin powder), chilli powder and then tomatoes.
Stir for a minute.
Add whipped curds.
Cook on reduced flame till oil floats on top.
Add salt, sugar, ground palak leaves, turmeric powder and cook for a few minutes.
Mix cashew-poppy paste and pour just enough water required for the gravy.
Cook on medium flame till gravy becomes thick.
Add paneer pieces.
Remove from heat.
Sprinkle garam masala powder.
Serve hot with finely cut onions and lime.
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