Sunday, 30 September 2012

Palak Paneer

Do you guys have a favourite dish that you order every time that you go to a restaurant? For my dad it is Malai Kofta. For my husband it is Saag Paneer. Though I could not make Saag Paneer (due to lack of availability of Saag - Mustard greens), I made Palak Paneer for him as it is a close second for him. And ofcourse my son's favourite Paneer. What more can you ask for from a dish.. My boys are happy and I am happy.

Even if you are not a big fan of Spinach you are bound to like this gravy. Even before adding paneer, I was just tasting it and could not stop myself from eating a couple of spoonfuls. Have to take inspiration from this and make a soup (note to self)!!


Spinach 500gm (I used a big bag)
Paneer 1.5 cups
Onion 1
Tomato 1
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Cumin 1 tsp

Oil and salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. In a pot, add the spinach (no need to chop) and a cup of water. In a few minutes it will wilt. Stir it a couple of times in between.

2. Cool and drain the water. Reserve the water. Grind into a smooth paste. Make sure you have a lot of spinach. When you wilt, and grind there won't be a lot of quantity.

3. In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin and turmeric. When it sizzles, add finely chopped onions. Saute till it browns a little.

4. Add finely chopped tomatoes. Saute well till it is all mushed up.

5. Add salt, garam masala and mix well.

6. Add spinach puree and the paneer cubes. Simmer for a few more minutes

Serve with rotis.

Check out other Paneer recipes in my blog
Paneer Gulshan
Paneer Parata
Paneer Kurma
Kadai Vegetable
Stuffed Bun
Spinach Kofta in Minty Sauce
Tawa Paneer

And learn how to make Paneer @ home here

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  1. Creamy greeny & delicious palak-paneer dear,yummy!!

  2. Love the color of your palak paneer

  3. very creamy rich color palak paneer....

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  4. Such a eye catchy palak paneer, inviting.

  5. Lovely clicks.....looks tempting n inviting!

  6. Perfectly made, delicious

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  7. Rosh - Made this today. The picture came pretty much like your photo. Tasted good and super easy. P liked it and me too. first paneer dish. Will try the others.