Paneer Palak Kofta

1/2 cup paneer-grated [cottage cheese] 
2 tbsp refined flour 
1 cup boiled and mashed  potatoes
1/8 tsp baking soda 
1 tsp salt 
oil for deep frying 
1 1/2 cups pureed palak [spinach]
1 tsp cumin seeds 
1 bay leaf 
1 tsp finely chopped ginger 
1 tsp finely chopped garlic 
1/2 cup onions-grated 
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
2 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp garam masala 
1/2 tsp powdered red pepper 
1 tsp powdered coriander seeds 
cream for garnish

Mash paneer and potatoes till no grains remain. 
Mix in the flour, baking soda and shape into smooth creaseless balls. 
Heat 1/4 cup of oil, lower the heat and fry and fry paneer balls in it till brown. 
Heat about 1 cup of oil and add cumin, when it splutters, add bay leaf, ginger and the garlic, 
and saute till a light brown. 
Add onions and saute till a golden brown, then add tomatoes and stir fry over medium heat. 
When fat separates, add the salt, garam masala and the red pepper and stir till well mixed. 
Add spinach and sauté for 2-3 minutes and add paneer. 
Turn around a few times and serve hot garnished with the cream.

Courtesy: Chef Niru Gupta