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Palak Paneer

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Recipe by fatma of Dar-es-salaam, TZ

Easier recipe for Yummy Palak paneer

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 4 cups Palak
    • 1 cup water
    • salt
    • 1 cup Paneer(cubes)
    • 2 tsps jeera
    • 3 sticks cinnamon
    • 2  tbsp butter
    • 1 big onion (sliced)
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 2 tsps garlic(finely chopped)


    1. Wash palak, put it in a pot,add salt and water, boil until just soft. Keep aside.
    2. Heat 1 tbsp butter in a another pot, add jeera, garlic, cinnamon, green chillies, and onions, braise till garlic and onions turn golden brown. Put this in grinder with boiled palak (dont throw away the water in which the palak is boiled, you can use it for grinding or cooking). Grind into smooth paste.
    3. Heat the remaining butter in a pot, add palak and paneer cubes, reduce the heat and cook for 15 mins.
    4. Add milk, and cook again for 10 mins till thick.
    5. Garnish with onion rings and slitted green chillies.
    6. Serve with jeera rice or parathas.


    jean chaurasia

    Thanks fatma, this dish turned out well. I blanched the palak, green chillies and salt. Then let it cool. In a pan I put jeera, cinnamon stick, onion, garlic and sauteed, added some chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. Let it cool and then pureed it with the palak. I heated oil in a pan and semi fried the paneer cubes and then added the pureed palak-onion mixture. I did not add water, and it turned out quite tasty. Thanks again.


    Hi ..most of us are not aware of the fact that tomatoes when mixed with palak lead to stone in kidney....


    simple n easy good taste

    mandeep kaur dharani

    We can add tomato as well for further good taste.

    jaya singh

    Great receipe!! but i m a bit agree with jaya that we shud put some tomatoes to make it more delicious!!


    its true that u can add cream to make it tastier....and also atleast 2 tomatoes shud b added for the khataas......

    gulafshan khan

    grt recipe... i added cream instead of milk!!! and it tasted all the more better..

    Margaret Rebello

    instead of boiling palak ,just light steam it and grind it to paste and you will have the nutritional value intact.

    iqbal singh

    baking of palak with paneer till 15 minutes will make the paneer into RUBBER !!


    easy and quick recipe. a tip for not over cooking palak is i usually wash and coarsely chop spinach to blanch it. spread the spinach on a glass plate .just sprinkle 2 tbspn of water for 2 bunches and keep in microwave high for 1-2 min .after this grind spinach along with sauteed onion and garlic ginger by this the spinach leaves are cooked and the green color is retained. thanks vidhya

    ria kishor hirani

    it s great to see... will try the same.. but 1 thing want to ask if we dont add the milk, can v do? or the taste will not b that much great? pls guide... thank you :)


    Great recipe and very quick and easy.A must try!! Found a new dish for dawats:)


    maza aa gya kya recipe hai,try it it is very easy.

    Naseer Ahmed Shaikh

    Excelent recipe and easy method i tried it was very very delicious only one worry is that too much cooking of Palak i feel is loosing its vitamin

    ruchi gupta

    there is no " khatta element " in the recipe. either tomato or curd should be used.


    To take better advantages of palak when boiling do not add water because Plak already have lot of water in it.

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