Friday, January 14, 2011

Palak Panner

Vahchef Mr Sanjay thumma is a wonderful cook. He is my greatest inspiration. His way of explaining is so simple and easy to follow. I think his passion for cooking is amazing.He usually gets excited when the dish was almost complete and he just cant wait to taste it. I cant stop smiling after seeing that. He is a very entertaining chef. I adopted this palak panner recipe from him. Here it goes..


Palak 2 bunches
Panner cubes 1 cup
Medium size Onion 1
Medium size tomato 1
Green chillies 5
Methi leaves 1/4 cup or Kasturi methi powder 1 tbsp.
Cardamom 2
Cinnamon 1
Cloves 2
Jeera 1 tbsp
Garlic 2 or 3 pods
Corriander powder 1 tbsp
Cumin powder 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tbsp


1. Take a tbsp of oil in a wide pan. Add chopped green chillies, spinach and methi leaves. Cook well and grind it into a smooth paste. Vahchef used kasturi methi powder. As i dont have it i went for methi leaves. keep it aside.

2. Heat oil in an other pan, add Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cumin seeds and add chopped garlic. Then add chopped onions and fry till they are golden brown in color.

3. Now add ginger garlic paste and turmeric. Fry for a minute. Then add chopped tomatoes, corriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder. Cook till the tomatoes are soft.

4. Add grinded spinach and cook till the oil seperates. Add palak cubes and simmer it for 3 to 4 minutes before switching off the stove. Serve with roti.

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