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.
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.
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.