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  • Writer's pictureKomal Soni

Palak Paneer Pide

💛 Ingredients 💛

For Pide:

Combine the following to make a dough, cover, and let it rise for 30 minutes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast

  • 1 teaspoon oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt (or as needed)

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • Water as needed

For Palak Paneer:

Combine the following in the blender and blend it into a smooth paste:

  • 2 big bunch spinach, blanched

  • 1/2 cup coriander, roughly chopped

  • 2 green chilies, halved

  • 1/2 teaspoon khas khas (optional)

  • 2-3 tablespoons of water to adjust the consistency.

  • pinch of soda-bi-carb

For gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste

  • 1 tomato, pureed

  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1/2 teaspoon kasuri methi powder

  • Salt to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 250 grams paneer, cut into cubes and slightly pan-fried

💚 Instructions 💚

For Palak paneer:

  • In a pan, heat oil.

  • Add cumin and let it splutter.

  • Add in ginger paste and tomato puree and give it a quick mix.

  • Into it add in all the masalas.

  • Mix and let it cook for 4-5 minutes.

  • Add in spinach paste and mix until well combined.

  • Add water if needed to get your desired consistency.

  • Let it cook for 5-7 minutes.

  • Add in paneer cubes and set them aside.

Making Pide:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

  • In a baking tray, apply some oil.

  • Divide the dough into small balls.

  • Roll out into long oval shapes.

  • Pinch the dough at each end so you are making a slipper shape.

  • Now transfer them into a greased baking tray.

  • Spoon the Palak paneer onto the central part of each pide, leaving 1 inch of space around the edge.

  • Then fold the edges up and over the Palak paneer filling a little.

  • Apply some oil on the edges with the help of a brush.

  • Bake the pides for 15 minutes, until the crust is cooked and a little golden.

  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool a little, and top with the cream.

  • Serve hot.

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