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Palak Paneer

Cottage cheese cooked in spinach based gravy and fresh indian spices.

This recipe is from the book khazana of indian recipe.

Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Palak Paneer

Main Ingredients

Spinach, Paneer (cottage cheese)




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Level Of Cooking


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  • Spinach
    900 grams
  • Paneer (cottage cheese)
    200 grams
  • Green chillies
  • 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.

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