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Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer Recipe in English:Ingredients:• Spinach 6 cups (1 medium Bunch) • Water 7-8 cups• Onion 1 cup sliced• Cashew nuts ¼ cup (optional)• Green chilies 4-5• Paneer/cottage cheese 200grams • Oil 2 tbs• Cumin 1 tsp• Ginger paste 1 teaspoon• Garlic paste 1 teaspoon• Tomatoes ¼ cup, finely chopped • Black salt ¼ tsp• Dried fenugreek leaves 1 tsp• Garam masala 1 tsp• Salt 1 tsp or to tasteDirections:• Wash spinach properly and chop the leaves.• Boil 7-8 cups of water, add chopped spinach. Let it cook for 3 minutes exactly and strain. Rinse with cold water (it helps in keeping bright green color intact). • In a blender, puree the spinach without adding water and set aside. • Take 1 tsp oil, add sliced onion and fry until soft and translucent. In a blender add softened onion, cashew nuts and green chilies and blend until a smooth paste.• Heat 1 tbs oil in a pan on medium heat and add cumin seeds. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and cook until soft. Add onion paste and cook for 2 minutes. • Add spinach puree, black salt, dried fenugreek leaves, garam masala and salt. Mix well and cook for 5-6 mins. Add water if gravy is too thick.• Cut ½ inch cubes of paneer and shallow fry them in a pan. (This step is optional)• Add paneer cubes in the spinach gravy and simmer for 2-3 minutes. • Palak Paneer is ready to serve.Palak Paneer Recipe in Urdu:Ajza:• Palak 6 cups (1 bunch) • Paani 7-8 cups• Pyaz 1 cup sliced• Kaju ¼ cup • Hari Mirch 4-5• Paneer/cottage cheese 200grams • Oil 2 tbs• Zeera 1 tsp• Adrak paste 1 teaspoon• Lehsan paste 1 teaspoon• Tamatar ¼ cup, finely chopped • Kala namak ¼ tsp• Kasuri Methi 1 tsp• Garam masala 1 tsp• Namak 1 tsp or to tasteDirections:• Palak ko achi tarah dho kar chop kar lain.• 7-8 cup paani ko boil karlain aur palak shamil karain. 4 minte keliye boil hone dain aur palak se paani nikal kar thande pani se guzar lain.• Blender main palak ki puree banalain.• Ab ek pan main 1 tsp oil lain aur pyaz ko naram karlain. Blender main pyaz, kaju aur hari mirchen shamil karke paste banalain.• Ek degchi main 1 tbs oil garam karain aur zeera daal den karkarane pe adrak lehsan ka paste shamil karlain. Tamatar shamil karke gal jane tak pakayen. Pyaz ka paste shamil Karen aur 2 minutes pakayen. • Palak puree shamil karain. Kala namak, kasuri methi, garam masala aur namak shamil karke kuch dair (5-6 min) pakayen.• Paneer ko ½ inch cubes main kaat lain aur frying pan main shallow fry karlain (ye step optional hai agar na karna chahen tu paneer ke cubes ko directly gravy main shamil kar lain)• Paneer ke cubes ko gravy main shamil kar ke 2-3 min mix karain. • Mazedaar Palak paneer tayar hai.

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