Thursday, April 29, 2010

Palak Paneer

Palak paneer is a dish which can be made in thousands of ways. I have two recipes for this delicious dish. The only difference is that in one I cut spinach, onions and tomatos and in other I put everything in food processor. Believe me it makes a difference and both tastes great. My DH likes the food processor one more. So I will give the recipe for food processor but give the picture of the one with cut spinach.

2 bunches palak (spinach)
1/2 lb Paneer cut in cubes
1 big onion
1 garlic
1/2 inch ginger
2 big tomatos
3-4 green chillies
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilli (optional)
salt as per taste
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 tsp all purpose flour
few roasted cashews cut in pieces (optional)
1/4 cup water

Boil spinach in a big pan for 3-4 minutes. Shallow fry paneer in a pan and keep aside. Drain water and leave spinach for cooling. In a food processor, process garlic, ginger and green chilli. Take this mixture out and in the same processor, process onion. Heat oip in a pan. Add cumin seeds. First add ginger, garlic and chilli paste. After a minute add opnion paste. While this mixture is being fried, process tomatos in the processor. Once the mixture is fried, add turmeric powder, coriander powder, galaram masala and salt and red chilli. Now add tomatos and let it cook. In the mean time process the spinach in food processor. Once the mixture in the pan is cooked, add spinach. Now take the all purpose flour and mix it well in the water. Add this mixture in pan and let it cook for 2 minutes. Now add whipping cream. Add paneer and roasted cashews. Cover with lid and let it cook on sim for 10 minutes. Keep stirring it few times. Your Palak paneer is ready. It goes best with Naan.


  1. try without maida also taste good if paneer is fresh

  2. Thanks time without maida....