Palak Paneer or thick spinach curry with cottage cheese recipe originated in northern India and it is a very popular main course dish of this region. Palak paneer is a delicious dish with rich nutrients benefits of spinach and cottage cheese (paneer) perfectly blended with a balanced taste of Indian spices.
Try once!! You will fall in love with this recipe.
Let’s make this recipe step by step:-
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
Ingredients for palak paneer recipe:-
- Spinach (palak)- 2 bunches, cleaned
- Ginger- 1 inch
- Garlic- 2, 3 cloves
- Green chili- 2 green chili
- Oil/ghee- 2 tbsp
- Onion- 2 medium size onions, chopped
- Tomato- 2 medium size (puree)
- Coriander powder- 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Paneer or cottage cheese- 200 gm
Select fresh spinach leaves and cleaned them.
In a vessel or pot, cook spinach leaves in boiling water for 3-4 minutes and immediately transfer them into ice-cold water (this process is called blanching). Put these leaves into a mixer grinder and make a smooth paste from it.
Heat oil/ghee in a pan and add chopped onion into it. Cook chopped onion until they turns golden brown.
Make a paste of tomatoes, ginger, green chili, and garlic together. Add this puree into the pan. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt into this mixture and cook until oil separates.
Add prepared spinach (palak) puree into the gravy of onion-tomatoes and spices. Cook it for 1 to 2 minutes. Now add paneer cubes and mix well.
Serve this delicious palak-paneer with chapati or naan or rice.