I remember very well Sikkim not only for its natural wonders, but also for its friendly people. In addition, in Sikkim I try for the very first time Indian food, and I felt in love with Palak Paneer. We stayed at Tashi Delek Hotel, and still I have in my notebook that Palak Paneer cost me Rps 60...It was delicious....
Palak paneer is creamy, spicy and so yummy.....one of my favorite indian dishes..
Here goes my recipe
150 grams paneer cut into cubes and deep fried
500 grams of Spinach
1 big chopped onion
1 piece of grated ginger
2 garlic cloves
2 chopped tomatoes
2 chopped green chilies
1 crushed cardamom
1/2 teaspoon of Garam Masala (more up to your taste)
Wash, chop and cook spinach. Cool it, and blend it to a smooth paste.
Cut the paneer, and deep fry the pieces until golden.
Piece of paneer
Golden brown pieces of paneer
Onion, ginger, chilies, cardamoms and garlic.....ready to be cooked!
Cook it, and then add tomatoes and green chilies. Cook them for 4-5 minutes at low heat. Add the spinach paste, season it with salt, garam masala, and crushed cardamom. Cook it for 3-4 minutes. Add the golden paneer. Stir it, and cook it for another 2-3 minutes at low heat. Serve it with basmati rice or indian breads.....Enjoy!