Palak Paneer Recipe | How to make Palak Paneer | Easy Palak Paneer

What is Palak Paneer Recipe?

Palak Paneer Recipe is a very delicious and absolutely smooth preparation of spinach and cottage cheese! It is very flavourful with the sharpness of ginger and garlic, the heat.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Palak Paneer Recipe

Good quality spinach and some homemade cottage cheese (paneer) are the basic ingredients required. We will be preparing an onion paste for this recipe. This onion paste will give all the texture to our dish. Tomatoes have been added in little quantity. For flavoring, palak paneer recipe I have added ginger garlic paste. And to add some heat I have used garam masala and freshly ground black pepper palak paneer. No red chili powder has been used.

How to make Palak Paneer

1. In a pan add spinach leaves. To this add ¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp sugar and ¼ cup water. Keep flame low. Soon spinach will release its water. Simmer for another 2 minutes. Transfer boiled spinach leaves in ice cold water. Discard the water. Leave it so for 2-3 minutes. Add spinach leaves in a grinder. Discard the water. Grind to a puree.


2. In a pan add 1 cup water; add one large sliced onion, ¼ cup cashew nuts, and 3 green chilies. Simmer this for 15 minutes. Thereafter let it cool down and then grind in a mixer to make a smooth paste.


3. Add onion paste and cook for 3-4 minutes. We have already cooked it for a good 15 minutes. So we don’t have to cook it much. Make sure not to brown the paste.


4. Add onion paste and cook for 3-4 minutes. We have already cooked it for a good 15 minutes. So we don’t have to cook it much. Make sure not to brown the paste.


5. Add spinach puree and cook till it simmers. Do not overcook spinach puree. Over cooking spinach not only takes away the green color but also its nutrients. Add ¼ tsp black salt, ½ tsp garam masala powder, ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste. Mix everything and cook for a minute. Taste a spoonful to check the seasoning and consistency. Adjust the same if required.


6. Add 2-3 tbsp malai. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add 200 g paneer cubes. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.


7. Serve palak paneer with jeera rice and butter naan


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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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