Monday, November 3, 2014

Palak Paneer

Palak Panner is a very nutritious and delicious recipe. This is a very popular vegetarian delicacy in northern part of India. Creamy, spicy and full of flavor Palak Paneer goes well with any kind of naan, roti or rice. So lets learn, how to make this with "Flavors of Sneha's Kitchen".


Palak Paneer
1 bunch of roughly chopped spinach
Panner cubes
1 tsp of cumin seeds
1 bay leaf
1 onion finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
1 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste
2 green chillies
1 tsp of coriander powder
1 tsp of garam masala powder
1 tbsp of butter
1 tbsp of oil
1 tbsp of cream
Salt to taste
Water as required


  • Heat oil in a pan and crackle the cumin seeds and bay leaf.
  • Add onion and fry till it gets the light golden color.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and cook till the raw flavor of garlic is gone.
  • Add coriander powder, garam masala powder and green chilli. Saute it for few minutes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook till tomatoes gets soft.
  • Add the chopped spinach and mix well. Cook this for around 5 mts.
  • Let it cool this mixture and blend this to a smooth puree. You can add little water if required.
  • Heat butter in a pan and add the spinach puree and salt.
  • Let it come to a boil and add paneer cubes. Cook it for 1-2 mints.
  • Finally add fresh cream, mix well and serve hot.

Note: To get the best result, do not overcook the spinach, as overcooking will not only adversely affect the bright green color of the spinach but also the taste. To make this dish more spicy you can also add red chilli powder.

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