Sunday, September 7, 2008




Paneer------------------------15-20 cubes

Spinach-----------------------2 fresh bunches chopped or 1 cup of chopped & frozen

Onions------------------------1 big one

Green chillis-------------------6-7

Ginger garlic paste------------1 tsp

Coriander pwd ---------------1 tbp

Tomatoes---------------------1 big one with its skin slit

Garam masala----------------1/2 tsp

Coconut cream---------------1 tbp

Cumin seeds------------------1/2 tsp

Ghee/Butter-----------------2 tbp

Salt---------------------------to taste


1.Boil enough water .Wash,Clean the spinach,tomato,green chillies and add to boiling water and wait for 3-5 mins max. Then drain out.Preserve the spinach water.

3.Peel the skin of tomato out and discard.Make a smooth puree with tomato after it gets a bit cold and keep aside.

4.Once the spinach also turn cold make a smooth paste along with green chillies.

5.Heat the ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel and fry the cubed paneer for few minutes till they turn light brown.

6.Once th paneer is fried well remove and add cumin seeds , chopped onions to the same ghee/butter and sauté them till light brown.Add more ghee/butter if required while frying.

7. Then transfer this to the spinach puree and make a puree again.

8.Add butter in a vessel and add ginger garlic paste and fry further for 2-3 minutes then add the palak paste and let it cook for another 4-5 mts with the reserved water if too thick.

9.Then add the fried paneer pieces to boiling gravy,salt,coriander powder,garam masala .Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes.

10.Add palak water if the gravy is too thick.Taste it and spices accordingly.At last add coconut cream and turn off and Serve hot with steamed rice or naan.

Sending this to Sunshinemom's Green Event:


Praneetha Raghava said...

palak paneer looks great and guess what??? I was thinking of making this for today's dinner and I saw ur's. tht's wht is called telepathy I guess!!!!

Sukanya said...

The palak paneer looks truly divine. Perrrrrrrrrfect


lovely dish .. am a big fan of palak since I dont loke paneer that much i substitute with aloo or sweet corn ...

shweta said...

curry looks flavorful and fantastic......your blog looks classical...thanks for the recipe

Priti said...

Palak paneer looking yum...I made a few days back too and almost the same way like urs ;)

Anonymous said...

your blog looks great..i loved its look....great work

Swati Raman Garg said...

amazing looking paneer...i have become a fan of your pics...

sunshinemom said...

Used to make this a lot before the vegan venture! Very pretty - thanks for the lovely entry, Raaji!

shwetha said...

raaji tried this one...chaala baage vachindhi cheppali ante...chaala thanks.....