Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe


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Many of the best loved vegetarian Punjabi dishes are the ones where paneer is combined with a vegetable. Paneer is widely used and very popular in Punjab due to the abundance of milk and milk products in the area.

This combination of spinach and paneer is not only highly nutritious, but is a splendid blend of taste, texture and flavour. The paneer in this recipe has been fried to add some extra flavour. You can however add the paneer pieces without frying if required.

Serve with rotis or parathas .

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Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe

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10 cups chopped spinach (palak) , refer handy tip
1 1/2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 12 mm. ( 1/2") cubes
2 tbsp oil
3/4 cup finely chopped onions
4 garlic (lehsun) cloves , grated
25 mm (1") piece ginger (adrak) , grated
2 green chillies , finely chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
3/4 cup fresh tomato pulp
salt to taste
1 tsp punjabi garam masala
2 tbsp fresh cream
  1. Blanch the spinach in a vesselful of boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Drain, refresh with cold water and keep aside to cool for sometime.
  3. Blend in a mixer to a smooth purée and keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a kadhai , add the onions and sauté on a medium flame till they turn translucent.
  5. Add the garlic, ginger, green chillies and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add the tomato pulp and sauté till the mixture leaves oil, while stirring continuously.
  7. Add the spinach purée and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the salt, garam masala and fresh cream and mix well.
  9. Add the paneer, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  10. Serve hot.

Handy tip:

  1. 4 bunches of spinach will approximately yield 10 cups of chopped spinach.

RECIPE SOURCE : Punjabi KhanaBuy this cookbook

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Palak Paneer ( Subzi )
 on 24 Nov 14 09:15 PM

its really a classic restaurant receipe great tarlaji i love you
Palak Paneer ( Subzi )
 on 27 Oct 13 09:44 AM

This is a staple at our home. Everyone, including the kids love it.
Palak Paneer ( Subzi )
 on 31 Dec 12 11:36 PM

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Palak Paneer ( Subzi )
 on 20 Dec 12 10:11 AM

just gorgeous. tastes almost like a restaurant subzi.
Palak Paneer
 on 14 Mar 12 04:02 PM

Palak Paneer
 on 12 Mar 12 03:15 PM

Yesterday being Sunday,it was a relaxing day for me so I thought of making some easy and tasty recipe so I tried out palak paneer and it turned out to be extremely yummy.I was more happy when my children also enjoyed it.Its exam time and they also ask for something interesting so I found that this was the best option.Also to the above recipe I added 1/2 tsp of dhana jeera powder and the taste was simply good.
Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe
 on 09 Feb 17 12:50 PM

Hi tarla mam I love cooking. And your recipes help me alot .thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your kind words Ginnikhosa. Do keep trying your recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
10 Feb 17 08:43 AM
Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe
 on 08 Feb 17 11:05 AM

Thanks a lot tarla aunty....I m a big fan of ur cooking...I tried this recepie...its Just awesome...
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Tarla Dalal    Delighted to hear from you Arabi. Do try some more recipes and give your feed back. Hppy Cooking!!!
08 Feb 17 02:50 PM
Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe
 on 20 Dec 16 10:43 PM

Hello Tarla mam, Thanks for such delicious recipes. I was not that good at cooking but after trying ur receipes ,I turned out to be a good cook for my husband. He now pleasantly takes his lunch to office n m so glad when he praises me for that. Thanks again. Happy cooking
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Megha, Thank you very much for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you all enjoyed it. Happy Cooking !!
21 Dec 16 09:05 AM
Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe
 on 04 Dec 16 07:52 AM

This has become my signature dish! It''s very simple and always turns out great. Thank you!
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