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Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer
How to make Palak Paneer

About Palak Paneer Recipe: Cottage cheese bits are cooked in a warm pureed spinach curry. One of the most popular North Indian dishes, Palak Paneer goes well with just anything from roti, naan, parantha to even rice.

Ingredients of Palak Paneer Recipe: Soft paneer cubes are cooked in a creamy spinach curry. This recipe is easy to cook and can be made for dinner parties as well. It tastes best when served with some matar pulao and a chilled cucumber raita.

  • Total Cook Time 50 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 40 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Intermediate

Ingredients of Palak Paneer

  • 500 gms Spinach, pureed
  • 15-16 Paneer cubes
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tsp Ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Onion paste (boiled), grated
  • 1/2 cup Tomato, pureed
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper, powdered
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 2 nos Black cardamom (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp Cream

How to Make Palak Paneer

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Boil spinach in a pressure cooker and grind it to make palak puree.
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Heat oil in a pan and fry paneer cubes in it until golden brown.
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Remove the paneer cubes and put cumin, when it splutters, add bay leaf.
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When it starts to crackle add ginger, garlic and onion paste. Cook until it gets pinkish-brown in color.
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Add salt, garam masala, coriander powder along with red pepper. Stir till well mixed.
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Now, add tomato puree and stir fry over medium heat.
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Add spinach and saute for 2-3 minutes.
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Now, add paneer cubes to the mix and turn around a few times to completely mix it with the palak gravy.
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Pour some cream over, mix well and serve hot.
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Nutritional Value

  • 30.2705gProtien
  • 38.59805Fats
  • 14.9761gCarbs
  • 528.4145 KCalCalories
  • 539.542MgCalcium

Recipe Notes

Paneer can be substituted with tofu as well.
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