Feb 15, 2014

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer – A tasty side dish with rotis / pulao / parathas. This recipe is totally different from the gravy type palak paneer. Easy to prepare and very tasty too !!!


1 tablespoon oil

1 onion, thinly sliced

2 teaspoon ginger – garlic paste

¾ teaspoon red chilli powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

1 tomato, chopped

1 bunch spinach (wash, clean and finely chopped)

½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)

200 g paneer (cottage cheese), cubed

½ teaspoon garam masala powder


Dilute red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder in 2 tablespoon water and keep aside (spice mix).

Heat oil in a pan / karahi on a medium heat.  Add thinly sliced onions and fry until golden color.

Add ginger – garlic paste and fry on a low heat for 1 – 2 minutes until the raw smell goes.

Add diluted spice mix and mix well. Stir on a low heat for 1 – 2 minutes until the water dries up.

Add chopped tomato, chopped  palak (spinach) and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium heat for 5 – 7 minutes until spinach well cooked and tomatoes well blended. Do not add water to cook.

At this stage, add paneer cubes and garam masala powder. Mix well. Cover with a lid again and cook on a medium heat for another 5 – 7 minutes. Paneer will cook very fast. Check the texture of the paneer. If it’s soft and spongy, switch off the heat. Serve as side dish with rotis / pulao. Consume immediately.

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