Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is a popular dish made using Spinach and Paneer.Though there are many methods,I follow this method from Tarla Dalal's cookbook which is simple and tasty too.

Palak paneer


Spinach(Palak) chopped
3 cups
Paneer cubed
½ cup
Ginger finely chopped
1 tsp
Garlic finely chopped
1 tsp
Green chilli slit
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Garam masala powder
½ tsp
1 tblsp
as needed


Blanching spinach leaves and gravy preparation

palak paneer

  • Blanch Spinach leaves in a pan of boiling water till it turns bright green.Rinse immediately in cold water and allow to cool.Blanch the tomato in water,remove the skin and puree it.
  • Toast the Paneer cubes in a fry pan till golden colour and drop in a bowl of warm water till further use.
  • Blend the blanched spinach leaves to a puree.
  • Heat oil in a pan,add green chilli,finely chopped ginger and garlic and fry for some time.Add the chopped onion and fry till it turns golden in colour.
  • Add the Tomato puree,turmeric powder,salt and cook till the raw smell of tomato goes off.
  • Add the spinach puree,paneer cubes,garam masala powder and cook in low flame for 4-5 mins till it blends well with the tomato mixture.serve hot.
  • If you prefer more spicy,you can add some chilli powder while frying the tomatoes.
  • you can either deep fry/toast the paneer and add to the gravy or add it as such.


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