Palak Paneer


Palak Paneer
Palak Paneer is an Indian dish popular all over India which is served at every restaurant serving Mughlai dishes. It is very healthy since palak is a a leafy vegetable. Let us have a look at its recipe.

Ingredients (3-4 Servings) :
  • Palak - 2 Bunches
  • Paneer - 200 g
  • Onions - 3
  • Tomato - 1
  • Green Chillies - 2
  • Ginger Paste - 1 Tsp
  • Garlic - 1 bulb
  • Curry Leaves - 2 stems
  • Cumin Seeds (Jeera) - 1 Tbsp
  • Sugar - 1 Tbsp
  • Tomato Ketchup - 1-2 Tbsp
  • Powdered Spices - Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 1 Tsp, Turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp, Dhanajeera Powder -1 tsp, Garam Masala powder - 1 Tsp
  • Coriander Leaves - 2 Cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 4-5 Tbsp
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • Fresh Cream/ Grated Paneer
Method :

  • Soak palak in hot water for 4-5 minutes and then take it out.
  • Let it cool down and then mix it in a mixer (without any water) till it is mixed thoroughly.
  • Heat oil in a utensil and add finely chopped garlic, cumin seeds and finely chopped green chillies to it. Fry them till the garlic turns brownish.
  • Add finely chopped onions and curry leaves to it and cook them till they are soft.
  • Add sugar, salt and ginger paste to it and fry them for around 2-3 minutes.
  • Add finely chopped tomato to it and cook it till it is soft.
  • Now, add the powdered spices to it and fry them till the oil separates from the mixture.
  • Add the palak mixture and tomato ketchup to it, mix it thoroughly and let it cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add finely chopped coriander leaves and pieces of paneer to it and cook it for another 5-7 minutes.
  • After turning off the stove, add lemon juice to it. Mix it and garnish it with either fresh cream or with grated paneer.