*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                Palak Paneer
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Indian                           Main Dish
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          Oil
    1      cup           Paneer cheese -- cubed
    1      medium        Onion -- chopped
    1      teaspoon      Garlic
    1      teaspoon      Garam masala
    1      teaspoon      Ginger (opt)
      1/4  teaspoon      Red chili powder
    1      pound         Frozen spinach
    1      large         Tomato -- chopped
      1/4  teaspoon      Red chili powder
 
 This curried spinach dish features paneer, an Indian cheese available in
  Indian or ethnic supermarkets. Substitute cubes of firm tofu or 1 cup of
  green peas if paneer is unavailable.
 
  Heat oil for deep frying. Fry cheese cubes until golden brown. Drain on
  paper towels. Saute onions in a saucepan or wok with 3 tablespoons of the
  oil. “Splutter fry” garlic, garam masala, ginger and chili powder. Add
  spinach and tomatoes. If using green peas, mix in here.
 Lower heat and cook 20-30 minutes; until spinach cooks down into a pastalike
  consistency. Raise heat and “fimmer” until the oil floats to the top. Add
  the cheese or tofu. Heat and serve. Serve 2 as a main dish, 4 if served
  with other dishes.
 
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