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Palak Paneer Recipe | How To Prepare Spinach Cottage Cheese Curry

Posted By: Ajitha Ghorpade

Palak paneer is a dish from the Indian subcontinent. It is commonly eaten in the Northern part of India. It is served as a side dish accompanied with rotis or rice.

Palak paneer is prepared by combining the puree of spinach, seasoning of spices and the fresh paneer cubes. Palak has a high nutritional value, which is why 'Popeye the sailor man' used to gulp it in seconds to get all the energy.

Palak paneer doesn't just taste amazing and creamy but looks unique with its bottle green colour too. The paneer cubes can be fried and then added to the gravy to make it more delicious. But in our recipe, we just add the fresh cubes.

Palak paneer is an easy recipe to make. Watch the video on how to make the palak paneer curry. Here is a step-by-step procedure including images.

 Palak Paneer Recipe

PALAK PANEER VIDEO RECIPE

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Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
20M
Total Time
30 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Side dish

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients
  • Palak - 200 g (2 bunches)

    Water - 1 cup

    Oil - 1 tbsp + 2 tbsp

    Onions - 1 cup (chopped)

    Tomato - 1 cup (cut into cubes)

    Green chilli - 1 tsp (chopped)

    Whole cashew nuts - 4

    Salt - 1 tsp

    Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

    Fresh cream - 2 tsp + for garnishing

    Paneer cubes - 1 cup

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How to Prepare
  • 1. Take palak in a colander and wash it 2 to 3 times.

    2. Add it in a pressure cooker.

    3. Add a cup of water and pressure cook it for up to 1 whistle.

    4. Meanwhile, add a tablespoon of oil in a heated pan.

    5. Add the chopped onions and sauté until it turns to golden brown in colour.

    6. Add the cut tomatoes and stir well.

    7. Add a teaspoon of chopped green chillies.

    8. Add cashew nuts and fry well for a minute.

    9. Now, open the lid of the cooker and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

    10. Add the sautéed mixture in a mixer jar.

    11. Grind it into a smooth paste. Keep it aside.

    12. Add 2 tablespoons of oil in a heated pan.

    13. Add the ground paste to it and stir well.

    14. Add a teaspoon of both, salt and red chilli powder. Stir well.

    15. Add 2 teaspoons of fresh cream and mix well.

    16. Cover it with a lid and allow it to cook for a minute.

    17. Keep it aside.

    18. Now, add the cooked palak in a mixer jar.

    19. Grind it into a smooth flowing consistency and keep it aside.

    20. Open the lid and add the ground palak.

    21. Cover it with the lid again and let it cook for 1 more minute.

    22. Open the lid and add the cut paneer to the gravy.

    23. Transfer it into a bowl and add fresh cream for garnishing.

    24. Serve hot.

Instructions
  • Make sure to wash the palak 2 to 3 times until all the dust particles are washed away.
  • The paneer cubes can be fried to make the dish tastier.
  • Ensure to grind the gravy mixture into a smooth texture.
  • Cream and cashew nuts are added to make this a rich and creamy dish.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving size - 1 serve
  • Calories - 289 cal
  • Fat - 11 g
  • Protein - 12 g
  • Carbohydrates - 38 g
  • Sugar - 5 g
  • Fibre - 6 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE PALAK PANEER

1. Take palak in a colander and wash it 2 to 3 times.

Palak paneer recipe
Palak paneer recipe

2. Add it in a pressure cooker.

Palak paneer recipe

3. Add a cup of water and pressure cook it for up to 1 whistle.

Palak paneer recipe
Palak paneer recipe

4. Meanwhile, add a tablespoon of oil in a heated pan.

Palak paneer recipe

5. Add the chopped onions and sauté until it turns to golden brown in colour.

Palak paneer recipe
Palak paneer recipe

6. Add the cut tomatoes and stir well.

Palak paneer recipe
Palak paneer recipe

7. Add a teaspoon of chopped green chillies.

Palak paneer recipe

8. Add cashew nuts and fry well for a minute.

Palak paneer recipe
Palak paneer recipe

9. Now, open the lid of the cooker and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

Palak paneer recipe
Palak paneer recipe

10. Add the sautéed mixture in a mixer jar.

Palak paneer recipe

11. Grind it into a smooth paste. Keep it aside.

Palak paneer recipe

12. Add 2 tablespoons of oil in a heated pan.

Palak paneer recipe

13. Add the ground paste to it and stir well.

Palak paneer recipe
Palak paneer recipe

14. Add a teaspoon of both, salt and red chilli powder. Stir well.

Palak paneer recipe
Palak paneer recipe
Palak paneer recipe

15. Add 2 teaspoons of fresh cream and mix well.

Palak paneer recipe
Palak paneer recipe

16. Cover it with a lid and allow it to cook for a minute.

Palak paneer recipe

17. Keep it aside.

Palak paneer recipe

18. Now, add the cooked palak in a mixer jar.

Palak paneer recipe

19. Grind it into a smooth flowing consistency and keep it aside.

Palak paneer recipe

20. Open the lid and add the ground palak.

Palak paneer recipe
Palak paneer recipe

21. Cover it with the lid again and let it cook for 1 more minute.

Palak paneer recipe

22. Open the lid and add the cut paneer to the gravy.

Palak paneer recipe

23. Transfer it into a bowl and add fresh cream for garnishing.

Palak paneer recipe
Palak paneer recipe

24. Serve hot.

Palak paneer recipe
Palak paneer recipe
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