Hariyali paneer recipe - cottage cheese in green gravy

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Cottage cheese simmered in a rich spinach gravy is a perfect main course recipe.This dish is always a hit on any dinner table.


For the green paste -
1 cup chopped spinach
1/2 cup chopped fenugreek leaves
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
2 green chili's or to taste
4 cloves garlic
blanch all this for 3/4 min then puree it

Spice paste
1 onion grated
cumin powder
paprika or red chili pwd
all spice or garam masala
Mix 1 tsp each of these powders with the grated onion

Also saute the cottage cheese till light brown and keep aside.

Cream is added in the end to make the dish get a luscious creamy taste


Step 1:

In oil or butter saute the grated onion and spice mix till light brown,then add in the cooked cottage cheese and the green paste,saute for 2 min.

Step 2:

Add salt along with 1/2 cup water and allow to simmer for 10 min covered.

Step 3:

After 10 min the cottage cheese will get soft and the gravy will get a bit thick.Its now time to add in the cream,just 2 tsp will do.Of course you can add more,but watch out as the gravy will turn a pale green.

Step 4:

Serve with Naan or plain rotis.

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