Palak Paneer

Are you fond of North Indian cuisine? Then, try out this easy Palak paneer recipe which is a flavoursome blend of spinach and paneer. Loaded with the goodness of spinach and cottage cheese, this recipe makes for a perfect main course recipe. To prepare this healthy recipe you just need some spinach, green chilies, chopped garlic, butter and paneer. Palak Paneer is one of those traditional recipes, which is perfect for special occasions, festivals, parties and get-togethers. This quick recipe is full of nutrition and taste. You can also garnish, this paneer recipe with a dollop of butter. So, if you are planning to make something delicious, then try out this mild spicy dish and relish it with your loved ones. We bet your family and friends will love this healthy and delicious delight. So, don a chef’s hat and prepare this delectable North Indian recipe, and surprise your loved ones with this awesome surprise.

Ingredients

  • 150 gm paneer
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 red chilli
  • 2 tablespoon onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • powdered salt as required
  • 1/2 teaspoon kasoori methi powder
  • 2 tablespoon fresh cream
  • 200 gm spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon green chilli
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 25 gm butter
  • 1 dash yellow chili powder

Method of Making

Step 1. Wash and boil the spinach for Palak Paneer

To make the paneer soft, soak it in water for some time. Cut the paneer into small cubes and keep aside. To ensure that the spinach is adulterant-free, soak it in water and add a small pinch of salt. Then clean and wash spinach thoroughly. Now, put a deep-bottomed pan over medium flame and add spinach in it. Cover and cook until the spinach becomes soft and mushy. You need not add any water as spinach gets cooked in its own water. Once cooked, take 100 grams of spinach and chop it well in a bowl. Afterwards, puree the remaining spinach and keep aside.

Step 2. Cook the spinach puree with milk and fresh cream

Now, put a pan over medium flame and melt ghee in it. Add cumin seeds in it along with halved whole red chilli. Let them temper for a few seconds and then add garlic, onion, green chilli, ginger. Saute well and then add coriander powder, cumin powder, kasoori methi powder and salt. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Finally, add chopped and pureed spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3. Cook paneer in this spinach gravy and serve hot

Finally, add cubed paneer in it and gently mix well. Cook for 2 minutes and then add butter in it along with fresh cream, and yellow chilli powder. Cook for another minute and garnish with fresh cream and coriander leaves. Serve hot with Missi Roti or Makki Ki Roti.