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Paneer Balls in Palak Sauce Recipe

Paneer Balls in Palak Sauce is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 24 March, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 3
RATINGs :
0

Ingredients

  • For Balls:
  • 100 gms - 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 gms - 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 - Sugar (optional)
  • How to Make Paneer Balls in Palak Sauce:

    1. Remove sides of bread. Spread 1 tbsp of curd on the slice, keep aside for 5 mins.
    2. Grate paneer. Mash bread. Mix paneer, bread, jeera powder, red chilli powder and salt.
    3. Make 8 marble sized bolls. Roll in dry maida and deep fry to a golden brown colour, keep aside.
    4. Discard stems of palak leaves.
    5. Wash leaves in lots of water to remove grains of sand or soil.
    6. Pressure cook with 1/4 cup water to give one whistle. Keep on low flame for 5-7 mins. Remove from fire. Cool.
    7. 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.
    11. Cook for 1/2 minute. Add 1/2 tsp each of salt, haldi, garam masala and red chilli powder. Add palak and cook for 1 minute.
    12. Add 1.5 cups of hot water to get a thin green gravy. Boil. Keep on low flame for 10-15 mins.
    13. Add a pinch of sugar if desired.
    14. At serving time, add paneer balls. Keep on low flame for 2-3 mins.
    15. Serve hot with butter naan or parathas.




     

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