Palak Paneer – Indian Vegetarian Recipe



Palak Paneer is one of the most popular paneer recipes in India. It’s becically a North Indian recipe, in which soft paneer cubes or cottage cheese are cooked in thick spinach or palak gravy. This traditional dish has a delicious and mouth-watering taste, and goes very well with roti or paratha.

Image : Palak Paneer

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Important :

  • Preparation Time : 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 20 minutes
  • Total Time : 40 minutes
  • Serve For : 4

Ingredients :

  • Spinach or Palak (1 cup) /boiled and paste
  • Cottage Cheese or Paneer (150 g) /cubed
  • Ginger (2 inches)
  • Garlic (5-6 cloves)
  • Whole Green Chilli (1)
  • Cumin Seeds (1/8 tsp) /for tempering
  • Onion (2 small size) /finely chopped
  • Tomato (1 medium size) /finely chopped
  • Turmeric Powder (1/4 tsp)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Red Chilli Powder (1 tsp)
  • Vegetable Oil (2 tbsp)
  • Butter (1 tsp)
  • Garam Masala Powder (1/8 tsp)
  • Water (1/2 cup)

Images :

Boil the spinach leaves into salted water

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Add boiled spinach, garlic cloves, ginger, green chilli and grind them

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Make a smooth paste

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Add cumin seeds into hot oil

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Add chopped onion

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Add grated garlic

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Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder

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Add chopped tomatoes

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Add palak puree

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Add water

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Add garam masala powder

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Add paneer cubes

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Add sugar

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Lastly add butter

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Tips :

  • Here I have added the paneer cubes directly to the gravy. but you can also lightly fry or saute the paneer cubes till they lightly browned and then add them to the palak gravy.
  • Serve hot with roti or paratha.

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