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Palak Paneer

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Palak Paneer
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Cottage cheese bits in warm pureed spinach curry. Palak paneer served with some matar pulao and a chilled cucumber raita is a divine combination.


  • 1 1/2 cups pureed spinach
  • 500 gm paneer-cubed and lightly fried
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup onions-grated
  • 1 cup tomatoes-chopped fine
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp powdered red pepper
  • 1 tsp powdered coriander seeds


  1. Heat oil and add cumin, when it splutters, add bay leaf, ginger and the garlic, and saute till a light brown.
  2. Add onions and saute till a golden brown, then add tomatoes and stir fry over medium heat.
  3. When fat separates, add the salt, garam masala, powdered coriander seeds and the red pepper and stir till well mixed.
  4. Add spinach and saute for 2-3 minutes and add paneer.
  5. Turn around a few times and serve hot.