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Palak Paneer – Cottage cheese cooked in thick spinach gravy !

It’s absolutely wonderful to watch the kids showing interest in healthy food.In a way it’s relief for most of us.Thanks to my daughter’s new- found passion for this beauty called Paneer ! I somehow try to keep the interest on.The result you can imagine.My kitchen is open to all kinds of experiments with paneer.This is one of my favorite too.Palak Paneer.The succulent paneer is cooked in a spinach based gravy and served hot.What more to ask for ? I think this is something we are not going to get bored with.Here is the recipe of Palak Paneer from my kitchen.Do try.


3 bunches of palak/spinach
200 gm paneer,diced
1 large onion,chopped
1.5 tsp ginger,chopped
1 green chilly,chopped
1 large tomato, pureed
1 large onion,sliced
25 gm cashew nuts,soaked
1/2 tsp chilly powder
1/4 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp kasoori methi powder
1/2 cup water
1tbsp oil or butter
salt as required
1/4 cup fresh cream to decorate (optional)


Put palak in boiling water (blanch) for 3-5 minutes and drain.Grind this to a fine paste and keep.While blanching palak,the colour should not change.Now heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and roast sliced onion till transparent and grind together with soaked cashews to a fine paste.In a medium skillet heat the remaining oil (or butter which is open to your choice.The authentic recipe calls for either butter or ghee though.) and roast chopped onion,ginger and green chilly till the onion turn brown.To this add chilly,coriander,cumin,garam masala and kasoori methi powders and saute till the raw smell disappears.Add pureed tomato and roast till the oil appears on top.Now add the palak paste,onion-cashew paste,salt and half cup of water to this and bring to a boil.Add paneer pieces and cook in medium heat till the gravy thickens and a nice aroma spreads out.This may take 5-7 minutes.Serve with roti/chapathi/rice etc.You may decorate with fresh cream while serving.


24 comments on “Palak Paneer – Cottage cheese cooked in thick spinach gravy !

  1. Aarthi
    February 6, 2012

    Awesome Recipe..Bookmarked..



  2. faseela
    February 6, 2012

    so healthy dish….superb….i have not yet tried any dish with paneer…this seems to be a motivation for it….thanx 4 sharing


  3. Roshu
    February 6, 2012

    Healthy combo…….dellicious!!!


  4. Julie
    February 6, 2012

    Deliciously done,yummy n very healthy!!

    Erivum Puliyum


  5. Kalyani
    February 6, 2012

    wonderful recipe …..


  6. So delicious and healthy made Dish Dear.Very yumm recipe and droolworthy clicks 2.


  7. Vidhya
    February 6, 2012

    This happens to be my daughters favorite dish too and I loved your version of this yummy dish.


  8. Kanchan
    February 7, 2012

    Lovely snaps .. looks total delicious and yumm !


  9. Kaveri
    February 7, 2012

    That looks delicious…Love it any day


  10. maha
    February 7, 2012

    looks delicious!!!love d combo of both…….


  11. Bikramjit
    February 7, 2012

    yummy yummy yummy and heatlhy too .. thanks to the tins of spinach and all .. Since they are already cooked its easy for the likes of me ..

    and now with this recipie i can add paneer to it tooo …



  12. Suja Manoj
    February 7, 2012

    Creamy and delicious..love the combo,healthy one


  13. Sravs
    February 7, 2012

    This is very inviting gravy !! love to have with garlic naan !! Thanks dear for stopping by my blog and for ur sweet comments !! Happy to follow u 🙂

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  14. CaySera
    February 7, 2012

    one of my favorite combos….love it!! thanks for sharing 🙂


  15. Ramya
    February 8, 2012

    Palak paneer..who can resist this yummy dish..Num num:-)


  16. Anzz
    February 8, 2012

    The green looks awesome..! Looks lovely.. great post. Loved it..!

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  17. Vimitha Anand
    February 9, 2012

    perfect side dish for rotis.. happy to follow u dear.. Do join me if u like my page…
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  18. Sonali Pradhan
    February 10, 2012

    Perfectly made palak paneer….looks awesome:-)



  19. Kitchen Flavours
    February 11, 2012

    That's a combo made in gastronomical heaven…looks extremely yum….


  20. Jay
    February 12, 2012

    awesome..droooooooooling here..;P
    Tasty Appetite


  21. Kavi | Edible Entertainment
    February 12, 2012

    Soo creamy! I was just dreaming of Palak Paneer today when I came across this most luscious palak paneer ever!

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  22. Purabi Naha
    February 13, 2012

    Wow, this looks yummy indeed! Happy Valentine's day!!


  23. JishasKitchen
    February 13, 2012

    my fav…looks so creamy and perfect…:)


  24. notyet100
    March 11, 2012

    Curry looks delicious,.perfect with chapati,


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