Palak Paneer Recipe - A typical Punjabi preparation and now popular all over India, palak and paneer marry well in this dish.

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Main Ingredients : Spinach leaves (palak) ( पालक के पत्ते ) , Paneer (cottage cheese) ( पनीर )

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course_Veg

Palak Paneer

Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

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Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Ingredients for Palak Paneer

  • Spinach leaves (palak) fresh 2 bunches

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 250 grams

  • Green chillies 1-2

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoons

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice a few drops

  • Fresh cream 1 tablespoon + for drizzling

Method

Step 1

Blanch spinach leaves in sufficient water for 30-40 seconds. Remove from heat and refresh in ice cold water.

Step 2

Squeeze out the excess water and grind into a fine puree with green chillies.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté till it changes colour.

Step 4

Add garlic, mix and sauté well. Add prepared spinach puree and little water and mix well.

Step 5

Cut cottage cheese into large cubes.

Step 6

Add salt, lemon juice and cottage cheese cubes, mix lightly and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Add cream and mix well. Switch off heat.

Step 8

Drizzle cream on top and serve hot.

How to make Palak Paneer

Step 1

Blanch spinach leaves in sufficient water for 30-40 seconds. Remove from heat and refresh in ice cold water.

Step 2

Squeeze out the excess water and grind into a fine puree with green chillies.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté till it changes colour.

Step 4

Add garlic, mix and sauté well. Add prepared spinach puree and little water and mix well.

Step 5

Cut cottage cheese into large cubes.

Step 6

Add salt, lemon juice and cottage cheese cubes, mix lightly and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Add cream and mix well. Switch off heat.

Step 8

Drizzle cream on top and serve hot.

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