Palak Paneer Recipe | How to Make Palak Paneer | Spinach Paneer Recipe

Palak paneer is a popular North Indian curry made of blandched spinach and soft paneer. This resturant style spicy Punjabi palak paneer recipe prepares a yummy curry by cooking shallow fried paneer cubes in a healthy spinach gravy, witch is sauteed with finely balanced curry spices in aromatic ghee or butter. Additionally , this recipe uses milk cream to bring in rich creamy texture . Serve this spinach paneer (palak paneer) curry with equally delicious garlic naan for a scrumptious meal

 

AuthorShweta KumariDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

 250 g Paneer
 200 g Palak
 2 Green chili finely chopped
 2 Medium onion finely chopped
 8 Garlic clove finely chopped
 ½ tsp Hing
 1 tsp Coriander powder
 ½ tsp Cumin powder
 ½ tsp Garam masala
 ½ tsp Cumin seeds
 4 Cloves (long)
 ½ tsp kashmiri red chili powder
 2 tbsp Oil or Butter
 Salt to taste

1

Clean and wash palak

2

Boil the palak do not overcook

3

Keep aside to cool

4

Grind palak to a smooth puree keep aside

5

This step is optional. Shallow fry paneer in a pan with 1 table spoon oil for 3 to 4 mins.

6

Keep aside

7

Heat a pain with oil ,add Cumin seeds , hing , cloves when they begin to splutter add garlic cook for 3 to 4 mins

8

Add green chili and onion

9

Fry till they turn golden brown

10

Add coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and salt mix well

11

Fry until the raw smell goes away, saute until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan

12

Add palak puree mix well and add garam masala cook for 5 to 6 mins

13

Pour half cup of water and stir and cook the mixture thickens

14

Cook until it begins to bubble for about 5 mins add paneer mix well switch off the gas

15

Add butter now palak paneer is ready

16

Serve with chapati, naan , roti or rice

17

This step is optional. If using cream add it now as a substitute to cream, you can soak 10 cashews in warm water for 15 mins and blend to a smooth milk cream consistency

Ingredients

 250 g Paneer
 200 g Palak
 2 Green chili finely chopped
 2 Medium onion finely chopped
 8 Garlic clove finely chopped
 ½ tsp Hing
 1 tsp Coriander powder
 ½ tsp Cumin powder
 ½ tsp Garam masala
 ½ tsp Cumin seeds
 4 Cloves (long)
 ½ tsp kashmiri red chili powder
 2 tbsp Oil or Butter
 Salt to taste

Directions

1

Clean and wash palak

2

Boil the palak do not overcook

3

Keep aside to cool

4

Grind palak to a smooth puree keep aside

5

This step is optional. Shallow fry paneer in a pan with 1 table spoon oil for 3 to 4 mins.

6

Keep aside

7

Heat a pain with oil ,add Cumin seeds , hing , cloves when they begin to splutter add garlic cook for 3 to 4 mins

8

Add green chili and onion

9

Fry till they turn golden brown

10

Add coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and salt mix well

11

Fry until the raw smell goes away, saute until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan

12

Add palak puree mix well and add garam masala cook for 5 to 6 mins

13

Pour half cup of water and stir and cook the mixture thickens

14

Cook until it begins to bubble for about 5 mins add paneer mix well switch off the gas

15

Add butter now palak paneer is ready

16

Serve with chapati, naan , roti or rice

17

This step is optional. If using cream add it now as a substitute to cream, you can soak 10 cashews in warm water for 15 mins and blend to a smooth milk cream consistency

Palak Paneer Recipe

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