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Paneer Balls in Palak Gravy Recipe

Paneer Balls in Palak Gravy is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 12 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Braise Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 2
RATINGs :
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
5

Ingredients

  • For Balls:
  • 100 gm - Paneer
  • 1 slice - Bread
  • 1 tbsp - Curd
  • 1/4 tsp - Roasted Jeera powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Salt
  • 2 tbsp - Maida to cover
  • For Gravy:
  • 250 gm - Palak
  • 2 - Green chillies
  • 2 - Onions (grated)
  • 3 tbsp - Ready-made Tomato puree
  • 1 inch piece - Ginger, crushed to a paste
  • 5-7 flakes - Garlic, crushed to a paste
  • 4 tbsp - Oil
  • 1/2 tsp - Haldi powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of Sugar - optional
  • How to Make Paneer Balls in Palak Gravy:

    1. Trim the sides of the bread. Spread 1 tbsp of curd on the slice and keep it aside for 5 minutes.
    2. Grate paneer. Mash the bread. Mix paneer, bread, jeera powder, red chilli powder and salt.
    3. Make 8 marble-sized balls.
    4. Roll in dry maida and deep fry to a golden brown colour, keep aside.
    5. Discard stems of palak leaves. Wash leaves in lots of water to remove grains of sand or soil.
    6. Keep on low flame for 5-7 minutes and pressure cook with 1/4 cup of water till you hear the first whistle.
    7. Remove from fire. Cool. Grind along with green chillies in a mixer.
    8. Heat oil and fry onions to a golden colour.
    9. Add tomato puree and cook on low flame for 1 minute till puree dries up a little and the oil separates.
    10. Crush ginger and garlic and add to the masala. Cook for 1/2 minute.
    11. Add 1/2 tsp each of salt, haldi, garam masala and red chilli powder.
    12. Add palak and cook for 1 minute.
    13. Add 1.5 cups of hot water to get a thin green gravy.
    14. Boil. Keep on low flame for 10-15 minutes.
    15. Add a pinch of sugar if desired.
    16. Before serving, add paneer balls and cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes.



     

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