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Sep 13, 2008

The best "Palak paneer" recipe- restaurant style

 I love anything with paneer. Though I wanted to make paneer at home, I somehow never manage to do it and end up buying it in the Indian stores whenever I visit. It happened this time too. But this time I made palak paneer very patiently using maximum ingredients for better taste quality and tried to do a bit differently than my usual procedure. It tasted very good and was over in no time. We all loved it. Indeed this is a restaurant style palak paneer recipe.

 Ingredients-
Palak- A bunch -washed and chopped
Paneer- 100gms cut in cubes
Onion- 1
Garlic- 1-2 cloves
Cashews- 5
Poppy seeds/khus khus- 1tsp
Sesame seeds/til-1tsp
Coriander powder- 2tsp
garam masala- 2tsp
Salt to taste
Method-
Wash and chop palak finely. Boil them in water with a little salt. Blend the palak into a puree.
Then cut the onions into big slices.
 Boil them in water. Then blend it with a garlic clove.
Mix together sesame seeds,cashews,poppy seeds in a bowl and add some hot water. Keep it for around 10 minutes and grind them too.
Now mix all the mixtures(palak, onion and the white paste) together.
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Then add this mixture into it.
Add coriander powder,garam masala and salt and allow it to cook well.
Meanwhile, cut the paneer in cubes and deep fry them till they are slightly golden brown.
Then add the paneer cubes in the palak mixture and cook for another 10 minutes.
Serve hot with rotis.
palak paneer

Below, you can see the picture of moon cakes. They are chinese pastries which are made for the mid autumn chinese festival. They are quite different from the regular cakes. It is basically pastry flour covering with some filling inside. The filling may be lotus stem, yam,sweet potato etc. My hubby received this very attractive box of moon cakes from a chinese colleague of his, so I thought of sharing with you all.

19 comments:

Cham said...

P.Paneer looks delicious , the cake is totally pretty i never seen it before :) Wondering how it should taste?

Divya said...

Palak paneer is my fav too. You have made it with a lot of ingredients, it sure must have tasted good.
I have tasted Moon cakes before. I like it, but am not crazy about it.
The pic looks cute though.

Sukanya said...

The Palak Paneer looks delicious and the mooncakes look good too....I have tagged you, please check my blog and collect it. Its nice to know about fellow blogger’s through tagging.

notyet100 said...

palak paneer is one f my favourite,..ur looks yum,..nice pic ofmoon cake,..

Jayashree said...

Palak paneer looks wonderful.

Happy cook said...

I too love paneer in any form.
Love the look of that chinese moon cake, lucky you to get the authentic one

jayasree said...

palak paneer looks creamy and delicious.
Pic of Moon Cake is nice.

Sireesha said...

Palak Paneer is one of my favorite.Urs look yummy and rich.moon cakes look awesome.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Palak paneer my all time favourite recipe. Looks yum yum.

Laavanya said...

Palak paneer looks good - this is an entirely new method though...

I like certain flavours of mooncake but don't like the ones that have the whole egg yolk in them.

srikars kitchen said...

palak panner is my fav.. nice entry... looks yummy & fantastic...

Uma said...

delicious palak paneer Sowmya! Looks so colorful too.

I tasted mooncakes when we were in HongKong. I love them. Thanks for reminding those good old days!

Sunshinemom said...

Love this dish i.e. before I turned vegan:) I still make it for the family and it actually tempts me:(. The moon cakes sound nice:) Thanks for sending the palak paneer to my event:)

Priti said...

Palak paneer looking yummy...I was thinking of putting up Moon cake pic too ..and u did it ;)....

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

never geard of moon cakes .. they look lovely sowmya

Usha said...

Palak paneer is one of my favorites and yours looks yummy...the mooncakes look very pretty ...

Usha said...

Hey Sowmya there is an award for you in my blog please check it out :)

LG said...

PP looks nice and so does moon cakes. I love them ..YES ! in little qty only ehehehe..happy moon cake festival

easycrafts said...

The cake is something new to me...Palak paneer looks yumm

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