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Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer


(Spinach Cottage Cheese Dish)

Another hot favorite from North India cuisine- Palak Paneer. Palak Paneer is prepared with fresh spinach leaves and cottgae cheese. Its a popular dish from Punjab and Haryana cuisine. Try it today, it tastes great great with butter parantha and naan.


  • 1 ½ cup: Pureed spinach

  • 500 gm: Paneer (cubed and lightly fried)

  • 1 tsp: Finely chopped ginger

  • 1 tsp: Finely chopped garlic

  • 1/2 cup: Onions (grated)

  • 1 cup: Tomatoes (chopped fine)

  • 1 tsp: Cumin seeds

  • 1-2: Bay leaf

  • 1/4 tsp: Garam masala

  • 1/2 tsp: Powdered red pepper

  • 1 tsp: Powdered coriander seeds

  • 2 tsp: Salt

  • 1/4 cup: Oil


1.       Heat oil and add cumin, when it splutters, add bay leaf, ginger and the garlic, and sauté till a light brown.

2.       Add onions and sauté till a golden brown, then add tomatoes and stir fry over medium heat.

3.       When fat separates, add the salt, garam masala and the red pepper and stir till well mixed.

4.       Add spi nach and sauté for 2-3 minutes and add paneer.

5.       Turn around a few times and serve hot.

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