Palak Paneer

Paneer  (Indian cheese) is a good source of protein for vegetarians. Very easy to prepare freshly even at home just by curdling heated milk with lemon juice. Today,  i would like to share yummy most popular Palak Paneer recipe. Here are the Ingredients :
Spinach     2 bunches
Onion        1
Tomatoes  2
Green chillies 3
Red Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
few Kasoor Methi   few leaves(dried fenugreek leaves)
nut meg powder    1/4 tsp  (goes good with spinach especially)
salt to taste

Whole Spices :
Cinnamonn sticks  2
cloves       3
cardomom  2

Cooking Procedure :
(1)  Wash and Boil the Spinach in a deep vessel with 'Open lid'. Cooking spinach with open lid helps preventing discoloration. It takes about 5 mins to cook spinach in boiled water. Now, keep that aside.
(2)  Take oil in a wide pan (needed to saute onions). Add the whole spices and let them roast.
(3)  Now, add the chopped onions; add required salt to cook the onions fast n nice.
(4)  Add chopped tomatoes. Let the tomatoes cook completely without any chunks. Add Nutmeg powder and kasoor methi.
PS : everything should be cooked with open lid. u can reduce the flame if the ingredients are burning.
(5)  Meanwhile, get ready with paneer. (I just buy paneer and cut it into small cubes)
Now, blend the cooked spinach in a blender.
(6)  Add the spinach puree to the sautee onion-tomato gravy and stir it well.
(7)  Now add the paneer cubes and let it cook for atleast 5 mins on simmer.
(8)  Now, you can add heavy cream if you want. I just added few tbspns of soymilk for nice flavour.
(9)  thats it, sprinkle cilantro, switch off the flame and serve it hot with rotis/rice :)

Yummy yummy Palak paneer ready..


  1. Slurp, thats an inviting and tempting palak paneer...

  2. yup it is... i was proud of myself, when i luk at my own pic on the blog..
    thanks for the compliment divya :)