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Palak paneer

Swagatika Patra
600 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Palak paneer RECIPE

A tasty and healthy dish which easily goes with paratha or roti.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Others
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 2 cups paneer(cubed)
  2. 1 bunch spinach leaves (palak)
  3. 2 medium sized tomatoes(finely chopped)
  4. 2 Green chillies
  5. 5 to 6 garlic cloves(chopped)
  6. 1 tbsp ginger (chopped)
  7. 1 onion (medium sized)
  8. 1/8 asfoetida
  9. 1/4 tsp sugar
  10. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  11. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  12. 1/4 tsp jeera powder
  13. 1/2 tsp coriander powder (Dhania)
  14. 2 to 3 tbsp oil.
  15. 1/2 tsp gram masala
  16. 3 tbsp curd (optional)
  17. 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
  18. 2 to 3 tbsp amul fresh cream
  19. salt as per required


  1. Firstly, blanch the spinach leaves using 2cups of water. FOR BLANCHING : Boil the leaves using 2cups of water in a pan. Then transfer it to a cold water . By this the leaves doesn't loosen it's brightness.
  2. Then in a mixture jar put those blanched leaves along with green chillies, garlic cloves, ginger and blend into a smooth paste.
  3. Take a non-stick kadhai and put 2tbsp of oil.
  4. Add the cubed paneer and fry for 2 to 3 mins.After that transfer the fried pander to a plate.
  5. Then again add 2 tbsp oil to the kadhai and put the cumin seeds into it.
  6. When it began to splutter, put all the other ingredients : onion (fry till translucent), chopped tomatoes, hing, pinch of salt, turmeric,sugar powder, cumin powder, coriander powder. Saute it for 5 mins.
  7. After that put the spinach paste to the spices and saute it for few minutes. Adjust the salt intake.
  8. Finally, add the curd and amul fresh cream. Then at last add the garam masala.
  9. Cook again for few seconds and garnish with fresh coriander leaves and fresh cream.
  10. Serve hot with rotis or parathas.

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