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Palak Paneer Recipe

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A hot favorite! Spinach combines very well with cottage cheese, You Could also add blanched mushrooms or cooked corn kemels to the spinach curry instead of cottage cheese.


  • 250 g/8 oz paneer – cut into 8 pieces
  • 500 g/1 Ib spinach (palak) – chopped (5 cups)
  • 3-4 green chillies – chopped, optional
  • 2 onions – ground to a paste
  • 6 tbsp ready-made tomato puree or paste
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric (haldi powder)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste


  • 1-2 tbsp ghee or oil
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1-2 green chillies – cut into 2 pieces
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder


  • Discard stems of spinach leaves. Wash leaves in lots of water to remove any grit.
  • Cook with 2 cup water in a deep pan for 10 minutes till the spinach wilts and goes down. Remove from heat. Cool.
  • Grind cooked spinach along with green chillies in a mixer to a coarse paste.
  • Heat oil and fry onions to a golden colour.
  • Add tomato puree and cook on low heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste. Cook for ½  minute.
  • Add salt, ground turmeric and garam masala. Stir for 1 minute.
  • Add spinach and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add about 1 cup hot water to make the curry thinner. Boil. Keep on low heat for 10-15 minutes.
  • add paneer and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish.
  • At serving time, heat oil for tempering in a small pan. Add ginger. Cook on low heat till it turns golden. Remove from heat and add green chillies. Mix. Add red chilli powder & immediately pour over the hot curry Serve.

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