Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is served in most of the restaurants , hotels or Dhabas and loved by all age groups.This is another dish from North Indian cuisine mainly from Punjab.You may prepare it for parties or get together at home.There are hundreds of recipes out there in the blogosphere but this is my familie’s way of making it.

Here is step wise palak paneer recipe .Go ahead and grab your ingredients to make this scrumptious curry and enjoy a healthy and filling meal.

500 g spinach leaves
150 gm cottage cheese /paneer cubes
4 tomatoes
7-8 Galic cloves , chopped
4-5 green chillies
2″ ginger piece

1 teaspoon cumin seeds
A pinch of asefetida

1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon red chilly powder
1 teaspoon gram masala
Salt to taste

4 to 5 tablespoon clarified butter
Water as required

Wash and cook spinach leaves with 1/2 a teaspoon of salt for 1 whistle in 1/2 cup water . Or else just cook it in a pan for 5-7 minutes till tender. Cool and blend to make a purée.
Boil water and add tomatoes in it , Let it rest in hot water for 5 minutes , remove from water , cool and peel the skin .Set aside.

Heat clarified butter in a wok and shallow fry the cottage cheese add garlic , green chilly and ginger in it. Sauté for a minute and then drain out .Let the clarified butter remain in the wok.
Place the tomatoes in a food processor , add fried garlic -ginger and make a fine paste of it.
Add cumin seeds and asefetida in the clarified butter , fry for a minute . Pour this paste in to the clarified butter in the wok, cook for 5 minutes. Add all spices and salt , stir and cook for 5 minutes till clarified butter comes out from from edges. Add spinach purée and cook for 10 minutes more.

At last add fried paneer , stir and cook for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and serve hot with chapati ,Paratha or Naan.


Serve-4. Cooking time -30 to 40 minutes.

Best regards,

Sapana Behl

4 comments on “Palak Paneer”

  1. looks wonderful happy new year to you and family

  2. Delicious palak paneer Sapana, Happy new year to you and your family.

  3. palak paneer looks very delicious. Happy new year Sapna

    On-going event: Healthy vegetarian side dishes

  4. Very creamy and tempting green curry 🙂

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