- Small cubes of Paneer (100 gms)
- Palak (Spinach) - 3 bunches
- Sliced Onion - 1 Medium Sized
- 3-4 Garlic cloves
- Small Ginger One piece
- 4-5 tbsp of vegetable oil for spinach
- 2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil to fry paneer
- Milk, Curd
- Garam Masala Powder - 1 Teaspoon
- Red chilly powder, Coriander powder
- Salt as per Taste
How to Make Palak Paneer at Home:
Soak paneer cubes in water for few minutes, and fry it in a pan to light golden brown color in oil. Chop palak and clean it. Cook palak (spinach) for 6 to 7 minutes in a vessel with water, covering it from top. In the meantime, chop onions, garlic cloves, and ginger. Grind them together in the mixer, and prepare paste. Strain off water from palak, and grind it to a fine paste. Take oil in a pan with medium flame, let it warm a little, then put chopped onion, ginger, and garlic paste and fry it till it gets brownish white. Now add half teaspoon of Garam Masala, coriander powder, red chilly powder, and pinch of salt and sugar (as per taste). Stir it till it gets brownish. Now add palak paste to it along with a little water, and stir as it cooks. Pour 2-3 tbsp of fresh curd, about 30-40ml milk, and 2 tbsp cream. Now add paneer cubes to palak. Stir for few minutes, and turn off the flame. Delicious and mouth watering Palak Paneer is ready to serve.
Health and Palak Paneer :
Palak (Spinach) has many nutrients as compare to other vegetables. It contains good amount of vitamin K and A which helps you bone up. the vegetable also provides cardiovascular protection. Cooked palak is good source of iron. So alongwith good taste of palak paneer, one can also enjoy so many good qualities of the dish. Palak paneer is considered as one of the famous north indian cusine.
More recipes : I am very much fond of to make paneer recipes at home. You can also read my other recipes - shahi paneer recipe, puneer butter masala recipe, paneer bhurji recipe, mutter paneer recipe.