How to cook Palak Paneer

Posted on Oct 5 2018 - 10:43am by kumar
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Serves: 3 People

    Ingredients to make Palak Paneer :

  • 2 bunches Spinach
  • 350 grams Paneer (Cottage Cheese)
  • 1 medium Onion (finely chopped)
  • Tomatoes (Pureed)
  • 2 Green Chillis
  • 1 – 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 -3 Cloves
  • A pinch of asafoedita
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 3/4 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Crushed Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek)
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Cream (Optional)

    How to make Palak Paneer :

  • Separate the spinach leaves from the stalk and wash them well.
  • Boil some water and blanch this spinach in it for 2 – 3 minutes and just when it startes shrinking turn off stove.
  • Drain and reserve the water for later use.
  • Cool the spinach and puree it with Green chillis.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, hing and cloves, followed by onion and GG paste. Saute them well
  • Once the onion is soft and sauted well, add the spice powders (except garam masala) and salt and fry well.
  • Sprinkle some water if they are getting dry n burnt.
  • When masala is cooked well, add tomato puree and allow the tomato to cook well till raw smell fades and oil starts separating.
  • Then add some water and bring to boil.
  • Add the spinach puree, sugar and mix well.
  • Allow to cook for a minute or two and then sprinkle some garam masala n give a mix.
  • Meanwhile. when doing above steps, you should soak the paneer cubes in warm water for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Add the paneer cubes to the spinach gravy, and adjust water (use the spinach blanched water)
  • Cook in low flame for 2-3 minutes and then crush some kasuri methi and add to gravy.
  • Finish with cream, mix well and turn off stove.
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