Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Palak Paneer/ Cottage cheese in Spinach sauce

A rich and healthy delicacy goes well with any kind of roti. Palak Paneer is also known as saag paneer. If paneer is not on hand and you want a diary free option you can also use Tofu or veggies like potato/Cauliflower. Spinach is one of the good sources of vitamins and also the most nutrient-dense vegetable. Palak Paneer is absolutely wonderful with naan / Basmati Rice.

Spinach /Palak - one large packet/ 3 bunches
Tomatoes - 3 large tomatoes ( finely chopped tomatoes)
Paneer - 10 - 15 cubes
Green Chilies - one ( slit length wise)
Ginger - Finely chopped
Nutmeg Powder - A pinch ( Optional )
Coriander powder - 2 1/2tsp
Cumin Powder - 2 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric- 1/4 tsp
Fenu greek Leaves-1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 3 pinch
Cumin Seeds- 1/4 tsp
Whipping cream - 1/2 tbsp (Optional)
Salt to taste

Wash the spinach and put in boiling water. Let it boil for 4 mins and turn off the heat. Wait few minutes to cool and put them in the blender. In a hot oil pan add cumin seeds, ginger, chillies, and tomatoes. Fry it for 2 mins . Now add coriander powder,cumin powder, Chili powder, Turmeric, Garam masala and salt. Cook it on a medium flame till the tomatoes cooked / mashed well. Then add fenugreek leaves, nutmeg powder and blended spinach into the tomato sauce pan. Saute till the masala and spinach cooked/ cook it on low flame till 10 - 15 mins. Add the paneer cubes at the end. Let it simmer for 2 - 3 mins and turn off the heat. Add little cream to the palak paneer and give slight stir.

Note: Lightly sauté paneer cubes in one teaspoon of ghee till they are golden brown. (This is optional; you can add paneer cubes just as they are.)


  1. Such a lovely color, it's so healthy and yummy dear....

  2. wow looks delicious have to try in home great food

  3. Thanks Treat & trick , KNK for your lovely comments...


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