February 15, 2013

Palak Paneer

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Palak Paneer is an Indian cuisine made using Palak (Spinach) & Paneer ( Indian Farmer's cottage cheese ).
A very unique and a tasty dish famous in North India especially at the DHABAS ( local highway motels ).
Off late this recipe holds a very special and favorite position even in the restaurant menu cards all over the world. A simple yet a delectable recipe. Here it comes for all my readers.

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves - 2-3
 Palak Paneer


  • 250 grams Palak / Spinach 
  • 100 grams Paneer
  • 1 small sized Tomato
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 3-4 Green chillies
  • 1 inch piece of Ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp sugar.


  • Clean the spinach leaves and wash it using a colander.
  • Cut the paneer into small cubes and keep aside.Shallow fry the paneer cubes in a little oil till they turn a little brown.
  • In a heavy bottomed vessel boil the spinach leaves,ginger and green chillies and cool it for some time.
  • In a blender add the onions,tomato and the boiled spinach and grind into a fine paste.
  • Heat a little oil in a vessel,add cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add the spinach gravy to the pan,add salt and sugar.
  • When the gravy begins to boil add the paneer cubes to the gravy and cook for about 5 mins.
  • Serve hot with rotis,naan or boiled rice.

Serving suggestion : You can squeeze a little lemon juice before serving.

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