Friday, 15 June 2012

My Special Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is a very popular dish in India, and most of the people might have their own recipe, and this is my special way…

Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
Servings: 4


2 big bunch chopped spinach (palak)
200 gm paneer (cottagte cheese) /tofu
2 tbsp oil
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 medium onion
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 medium tomatoes
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
Oil/Ghee for shallow-frying


  • In a pan, take oil/ghee, and add the paneer/tofu cubes and sauté till golden brown.
  • Blanch the spinach, drain, wash with cold water and blend in a mixer to a smooth purée. Keep aside
  • Grind together sliced onion, ginger- garlic paste and tomato to a smooth paste.
  • Heat little oil in a pan; add the grounded paste and salt, and cook till oil separates.
  • Mix in red chilly powder, turmeric powder and garam masala, saute them again for few minutes.
  • Now stir in pureed spinach Add little water if needed and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Add fried paneer cubes together with the left over ghee to the prepared palak.
  • You can also add paneer cubes without frying.
  • Mix it well and transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish and serve hot with  naan/chapati.

1 comment:

  1. Love that tomato flower decoration :) That is even my go to quick food decor, adds a special touch. Nice recipe