Indian Spinach Curry (Palak Paneer)
One of the most famous and also super delicious North Indian curries is Palak Paneer. The spinach is mixed with herbs and spices and homemade paneer. Here is our simple recipe.
Ingredients (Onion Paste)
1 medium onion, sliced
75 g cashew nuts
1 green chili, chopped
125 ml water
500 g spinach
650 ml water
Take onion paste ingredients in a pan and bring to a simmer. Let it cook for 15 minutes or until onions get soft. Set aside to cool.
Meanwhile blanch the spinach. Boil water on medium heat, add spinach leaves. Let it cook for (exactly) 4 minutes and take spinach leaves out and put them into cold water or rinse under running cold tap water. (Follow exact time and method, spinach will not lose its green color)
Make puree (onion and spinach separately) in grinder. Set puree aside.
Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add ginger, garlic chips and fry for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and mix. Cook it for 2 minutes. Mash the tomatoes. Add onion paste, cook for 2 minutes.
Add spinach puree. Mix well and let come to a boil. Taste with salt and garam masala. Mix well.
Add paneer cubes and mix gently. (If the gravy is thick you can add water as per your liking consistency.) Cook it for 2 minutes.
Add creme fraiche and mix well. Serve with rice or Roti.