Palak Paneer


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Palak or saag is one of the favourite leafy vegetables in north Indian households. They use the versatile palak in a variety of preparations such as raita, gravy and even kofta!

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Palak Paneer recipe - How to make Palak Paneer

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    For the white gravy

    1. Combine all the ingredients with 1 cup of water and simmer for about 15 minutes.
    2. Cool and blend to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

    How to proceed

    1. Boil 4 cups of water with salt and cook the spinach leaves in it till tender. Take care not to loose colour of the leaves.
    2. Remove from flame and drain. Blend to a smooth purée.
    3. Heat the oil and butter in a pan and add the ginger, garlic and tomatoes to it.
    4. Sauté for sometime till the mixture leaves oil and then add the white gravy, spinach purée, black salt and salt. Stir for about 1 minute.
    5. Add the paneer cubes, dried fenugreek leaves, Punjabi garam masala, sugar and cream and bring to a boil.
    6. Serve hot.

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    Palak Paneer
     on 01 Feb 17 10:57 AM

    madam I want to know, what will be the difference in taste if cream is not added?
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    Tarla Dalal    Hi Ritaraj, If cream is added it gives a better taste and also the bitterness of the subzi decreases.
    01 Feb 17 03:16 PM
    Palak Paneer
     on 11 Sep 16 02:34 PM

    Wow! Great recipe. Tried two three more recipes from website those were ok but this one is best. Everyone liked it so much that I can''t even express. My daughter hates Palak paneer but she also ate happily Thanks Tarla ji for great recipe.
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    Tarla Dalal    Hi PALLAV , we are delighted you and your DAUGHTER loved the Palak Paneer recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
    12 Sep 16 10:00 AM
    Palak Paneer
     on 02 Mar 16 02:48 PM

    It''s superb. Just wanted to know why add sanchal along with salt?
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    Tarla Dalal    Hi Kiran, Sanchal adds a good taste to this recipe, however if you don''t like you can surely omit it. Do try the recipe and let us know how it turned out..Happy Cooking !!
    02 Mar 16 05:14 PM
    Palak Paneer
     on 05 Oct 15 02:11 PM

    you should not eat palak and tomato together and lot. it causes kidney stone.... this receipes should be strictly avoided and chef should not suggest this
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    Tarla Dalal    Spinach contains oxalates which binds calcium from paneer and hence this combo is on the avoid list for those suffering from kidney stones. Otherwise consuming this combo occasionally will not cause stones.
    06 Oct 15 03:56 PM
    Palak Paneer
     on 12 Aug 14 10:53 AM

    My record has stuck at YUMMMMMMMMMM!!!! Too delicious to describe in limited amount of words!!! This recipe rocks!!
    Palak Paneer
     on 07 Sep 12 11:56 AM

    Tried this out yesterday.I remembered when once in Mumbai I had eaten this subji in a restaurant and could not forget the taste,when I prepared it at home I got the same taste.Thanks to Tarlaji for the same.