Palak Paneer With Smoked Tofu
The most delicious Indian Palak Paneer with smoked tofu instead of Indian cheese! Even tastier and easier to obtain. Our tip for the Indian classic.
Palak paneer with smoked tofu
Setup time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Calories per serving: 480
Kitchen appliances: Roasting pan (cast iron skillet)
- 400 ml cream
- 600 G Spinach with cream
- 200 G Spinach leaves
- 250 G Unicurd siken Tofu
- 2 tomatoes
- 3 fresh garlic cloves
- 2 Onions
- 3 TSP Tata salt
- 1 TSP East End Turmeric powder
- 1 TSP Everest Cumin powder
- 1 TSP MDH Garam masala powder
- ¼ TSP TRS Black pepper
- 2 HEERA bay leaves
- 1 TBSP oil for frying (or ghee or ayurvedic butter)
- ¼ TSP TRS Baking soda
- 1 TSP corn starch
- 2 TSP water
Servings for: 4 Persons
Heat the frying oil (or ghee or ayurvedic butter) in the toaster.
Cut the tofu into cubes (0.5 cm long, little chunks) and place in the pan and fry until crispy and smoked.
Chop the garlic cloves and onions into very small pieces and add to the smoked tofu as soon as it is fried.
Add the bay leaves.
Add salt, turmeric powder, chili powder, garam masala and cumin powder and stir well.
Add the black pepper and baking soda.
Beat and add the tomatoes and stir them well.
Add the spinach cream, the spinach leaves and the cream (or butter).
Let these cook on medium flame for 12-15 minutes.
Now stir the corn starch with twice the amount of water in a glass and place on the platter. Stir well till your favourite dish will becomes so deliciously creamy.
If you do not have corn starch at home, roux (it is a mixture of flour and fat) is also suitable or you can cook Indian spinach for a longer time until some of the liquid has evaporated and you have reached the desired consistency.
Tip: a little soda (baking powder) makes the Palak Paneer even more round and smooth. This step is definitely recommended, but if you don't have one at home, you can skip it.
Serve the delicious Indian Palak Paneer with Basmati rice or homemade naan or roti (Chapati).
You can also use butter rather than cream. This makes the spinach dish richer in calories, but it tastes even more creamy. Taste the way you like it!
As a drink for the perfect Indian menu, you should definitely prepare mango lassi!