How to make Palak Paneer - Cottage cheese cooked in spinach based gravy and fresh indian spices.

This recipe is from the book khazana of indian recipe.

Main Ingredients : Spinach (पालक), 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.

For more recipes related to Palak Paneer checkout Poondu Keerai Massiyal , Palak Paneer Boondi , Sai Bhaji , Palak Soyawadi . You can also find more Main Course_Veg recipes like Zucchini Pasta, Coconut Bhindi, Paneer Capsicum nu Shaak, Masala paneer .

Palak Paneer Recipe Card

Palak Paneer

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Paneer Recipe

  • Spinach 900 grams

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 200 grams

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Garlic chopped 8-10 cloves

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh cream 4 tablespoons


Step 1

Remove the stems and wash spinach thoroughly in running water.Blanch in salted boiling water for two minutes.

Step 2

Refresh in chilled water.Squeeze out excess water.Grind into a fine paste along with green chillies.

Step 3

Cut the paneer into one inch by one inch by half inch pieces.Heat oil in a pan.

Step 4

Add cumin seeds.When they begin to change colour, add garlic and sauté for half a minute.

Step 5

Add the spinach puree and stir.Check seasoning.

Step 6

Add water if required. When the gravy comes to a boil, add the paneer and mix well.Stir in lemon juice.

Step 7

Finally add fresh cream.Serve hot.

Also try out these recipes from Punjabi Cuisine like Amritsari Aloo Kulcha, Gehun Ka Halwa, Aloo Matar, Mushroom Prawn Tikka.

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