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Palak Paneer Recipe | Indian Cheese and Spinach Curry

Palak Paneer


Healthy and delicious Indian cheese and spinach curry.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3
Ingredients:

  1. Spinach /Palak – 1 bunch
  2. Paneer – 200 to 250 gms
  3. Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  4. Onion,finely chopped – 1 medium( approx 3/4 cup)
  5. Ginger and garlic,crushed – 1.5 tsp
  6. Green chilies,finely chopped – 1
  7. Asafoetida – 1 pinch
  8. Kashmiri chili powder – 1/2 to 3/4 tsp( according to taste)
  9. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  10. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  11. Tomato,finely chopped – 1 small( 1/4 cup)
  12. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp
  13. Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  14. Fresh cream – 1 or 2 tbsp
  15. Water – as required
  16. Salt – to taste

Instructions:

  • Soak paneer in hot water until required.
  • Boil water in a pan and add washed spinach,cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. 

  • Transfer the cooked spinach to a bowl containing ice cold water.(This is done to stop the cooking and also to preserve the green color.)Drain and puree the spinach in a blender,keep aside. 

     

  • Heat oil in a pan,add cumin seeds and let it splutter.Add onion,ginger,garlic and green chilies.

  • Saute until it turns golden brown.Next add asafoetida,kashmiri chili powder,turmeric powder and coriander powder.Saute for few seconds.

  • Now add finely chopped tomato and mix well.Cook until tomato turns mushy and oil starts to separate .

  • Next add the pureed spinach , crushed kasuri methi, required amount of water and salt to taste.Mix well and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Now add drained paneer cubes, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes.Add garam masala and fresh cream,mix well and switch off the stove.

     NOTES

    • You can  substitute fresh  cream with yogurt,if desired.
    • Adjust the quantity of water according the consistency required.
    • You can also shallow fry the paneer cubes,if desired.

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    8 Comments

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    Anonymous
    July 16, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    This looks very tasty. Your pictures are beautiful!

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    Unknown
    July 16, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Beautidully explained recipe..it is too twmpting and goes well eith chapatis and breadsnn

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    Unknown
    July 17, 2014 at 7:31 am

    love the step pictures:)delicious

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    great-secret-of-life
    July 17, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Anyone who can say no? my kids favourite dish

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    Unknown
    July 17, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Whenever I make and click Paalak Paneer, my pictures are always dull and boring !! So far, I have clicked and then deleted at least a dozen of pictures for this dish. Yours look so subtle, simple and yet inviting !! Love them 🙂

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    nandoos kitchen
    July 17, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    All I need is some roti's to go with it. Looks great!

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    Shella
    July 18, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Its one on my favourites.

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    Sonam Kumari
    August 11, 2015 at 9:06 am

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