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Palak Paneer is a delicious, hearty North Indian dish prepared with spinach and Indian cheese.Its my favorite one since my childhood.This is a very popular and served in every Indian restaurant. The creamy texture of spinach with paneer is a very good combination.

Palak paneer ingredients:

1. Spinach - 1 bunch
2. Paneer - 200 gms ,cut into 1 inch cubes
3. Tomato medium size -1 (puree)
4. Onion small - 1 finely chopped
5. Green chillies - 5
6. Ginger garlic paste - ½ tsp
7. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
8. Cashew nuts - 15
9. Salt - to taste
10. Sugar - ¼ tsp
11. Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
12. Garam Masala -1/2 tsp
13. Kasuri Methi -1/4 tsp
14. Malai - 1 tbsp


Clean and wash the spinach.
Cut the green chillies into 2 or 3 pieces.
Take a pan and heat with 1 tsp oil.
Add green chillies and washed spinach .
Sauté till the leaves are wilted.
Then switch off the stove.
Leave it to cool for 5 mins.
After 5 mins grind spinach and Green chillies to a fine paste.
Now take a pan and heat with 1 tsp of ghee /Butter.
Add Cumin seeds.After it starts to pop add chopped onions.
Fry till transulent.
Then add ginger garlic paste and coriander powder ,red chilli powder.
Sauté till the raw smell disappears.
Add spinach paste, tomato puree, a pinch of turmeric powder and cashew nut powder (if using).
Add salt and adjust to taste.Add Sugar.
Combine well and add little amount of water.
Do not add too much of water.
If you add too much of water then it spread like flooding river.
Cook on medium heat for about 10mins or until flavors combines well.
Just before switch off the stove add fried and soaked paneer cubes.
Add malai, garam masala pwd and kasuri methi and mix well.
Reduce flame, cover and cook for 2 mts.
Now palak paneer is ready.
Serve hot with roti, paratha or naan.

Tomato puree:

Boil tomato in hot water and peel the skin. Now mash or grind the tomatoes in mixer grinder without adding any water.

Cashewnut powder:

Dry roast and make a fine powder.

Paneer cubes:

Sauté paneer cubes in 1 tsp of ghee or deep fry till they are golden brown and soak in warm water with pinch of salt for 10 mins.

This is reaching Sara's Say Cheese Event


  1. Soma Pradhan said...
    Looking nice rich and creamy
    Sailaja Damodaran said...
    Looks thick & nice....
    Palidor said...
    Yum! You're right that spinach and paneer go very well together.
    Finla said...
    Paneer looks so so yumm. Even thoug i am not a huge fan of palak, i think i like this dish.
    I still have to send you my entry.
    Sushma Mallya said...
    one of my fav among north indian dishes...just love to have this gravy with roti..even my son loves this a lot and tells me to prepare atleast once a week...looks very delicious sireesha
    Angie said...
    Looks so delicious, I love Indian Cooking!
    Vikis Kitchen said...
    Palak paneer is superb..
    Unknown said...
    Very creamy and tempting palak panner! Looks ready for my rotis:D
    Priya Suresh said...
    Paneer and spinach together works out wonder...delicious palak paneer..
    Cham said...
    Looks creamy and delicious!
    Home Cooked Oriya Food said...
    looks yum !
    Sanghi said...
    Mmm.. one of my favt sireesha! Good entry!
    Unknown said...
    very delicious...Thank u so much for passing on the awars Sireesha...
    chef and her kitchen said...
    I love this dear..looks yummy
    Valarmathi Sanjeev said...
    Palak paneer looks super and yummy.
    my kitchen said...
    Yummy one,love to have it with Roti
    Uma said...
    yum, yum!! Lovely color.
    Jeyashris Kitchen said...
    looks yum.nice texture.
    Unknown said...
    A all time fav. side dish with roti and naan looks so delicious and beautiful color.
    Raks said...
    I havent tried this at home,i love to try ...looks mouthwatering!
    Unknown said...
    love this dish..looks delicious...
    Sum Raj said...
    its my fav dear..looks so inviting..u have one treat on my blog..collect them soon :)
    notyet100 said...
    one of my fav too,..looks yum,..
    Mythreyi Dilip said...
    Looks so yummy and creamy, great to have with roti!
    Sailaja said...

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