May 14, 2011

Palak Paneer



  • 250 grams paneer
  • 2 bunches of palak (Spinach)
  • 3 medium sized onions finely chopped
  • 2 medium size tomatoes finely chopped OR tomato puree as per convenience
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ ginger paste
  • ½ garlic paste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp oil or butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Cream for garnish


  •  Cook the palak (spinach) for about 5-10 minutes in boiling water and grind it to fine paste after it is cold. I usually cook the palak in the microwave for about 10-12 min by adding pinch of salt.
  •  Cut the paneer into small cubes and deep fry in oil till light golden brown
  •  Heat the oil in a Kadhai/non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds. Wait till it crackles and ensure that it does not burn.
  •  Add the chopped onions and green chillies and sauté till the onions are golden brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté for another minute.
  • Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and  and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.
  •  Then add the tomatoes/tomato puree and stir till the oil separates.
  •  Add the palak paste to this mixture.
  •  Add the paneer, garam masala, sugar and salt and cook till you start to see the gravy bubbling. If the gravy seems a bit dry, you can add some more water.
  •  Garnish with some cream in the end

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