Gobhi palak paneer or cauliflower with spinach and cottage cheese.
A spicy, rich and delicious curry to serve with any type of bread or rice.
Paneer, cashew nuts, melon seeds and spices made this cauliflower curry rich spicy and mouthwatering.
You may like some more cauliflower recipes on this blog.
Monday again and our this week’s 228 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is winter delight suggested by Priya Iyer who blog at The World Through My Eyes. Priya is a very talented blogger and a very dear friend. Do visit her space for lots of healthy and yummy recipes. I love her healthy and delicious recipes. Recently loved her Thai pineapple salad. I am going to try it soon.
I have used two winter special vegetables cauliflower and spinach in this curry. We can get all the vegetables round the year these days. But seasonal vegetables taste best. This curry is also perfect for a party side dish. Its goes well with any type of Indian bread or rice dishes. Sauteed and ground onion, tomatoes, garlic, ginger, chili, cashews, melon seeds, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves made this curry thick, creamy and delicious.
Cauliflower – 1, medium
Spinach – 100 grams
Paneer or cottage cheese – 1 cup, crumbled
Cashew nuts – 7 – 8
Melon seeds – 2 tablespoon
Onion – 1 large, sliced
Garlic cloves – 5 – 6
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Tomato – 2 medium, chopped
Green chilli – 3 – 4 or to taste, chopped
Green cardamom – 2
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
Cloves – 3
Oil – 4 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon
1. Cut the cauliflower in small florets. Rinse well and keep aside.
2. Clean wash and chop the spinach.
3. Peel and chop the ginger and garlic roughly.
4. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan. Add green cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.
Add sliced onion, chopped green chilli, ginger and garlic. Fry until onion becomes brown.
5. Add chopped tomatoes and saute till tomatoes becomes mushy.
6. Add cashew nuts, melon seeds and chopped spinach. You can use almond instead of cashew nuts if you want. Use soaked and peeled almonds if using.
Saute till spinach cooked well.
7. Add crumbled paneer or cottage cheese. I have used homemade paneer or cottage cheese. Mix well and saute for 2 minutes. Let the mixture cool down.
8. Now grind into a smooth paste with the help of little water.
9. Heat remaining 2 tablespoon oil in a pan. Add cauliflower florets and salt. Fry till the florets becomes golden brown.
10. Add ground mixture, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Mix well.
Saute for 2 minutes or till dried up.
11. Add 2 cup water and mix. When it starts to rolling boil reduce the heat. Cover and cook on simmer for 15 minutes or until the cauliflower becomes tender. Stir in between.
12. Taste and adjust salt if require. You can add little more water if you want more gravy. Or if you want thick gravy or dry curry cook for some more time.
When you get your desired consistency remove from heat.
13. Garnish with onion rings and cilantro or coriander leaves. Serve with steamed rice, pulao, fried rice, jeera rice, roti, paratha, naan, puri or any bread.
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