Friday, 12 October 2012

Paalak Paneer/ Cottage Cheese in Creamy Spinach Sauce

Paalak Paneer/ 
Cottage Cheese in Creamy Spinach Sauce
Hello Friends,
Hope you all are looking ahead for a dashing weekend. Winter is knocking the door and giving the signals of his arrival. Markets are flooded with woollen clothes, new veggies are fruits are appearing on the Safal stores, yes i usually buy my veggies from Mother dairies Safal stores. Now Spinach is the first veggie which i was waiting to make since long, as i was craving for Paalak Paneer. A rich and healthy delicacy. Everybody have their own version of making this side dish. I also make it two ways, here i am posting my favorite way of making this dish. Hope you will like it.

Paalak/Spinach - 1 kg
Paneer/Cottage Cheese - 1/2 kg
Onion - 2 medium
Tomato - 2 medium
Ginger - 2 inch long piece
Garlic -  8-10 cloves
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Chilly Powder -1 tsp
Salt - as per your taste

  Grab your ingredients

Puree or grate onion tomato and Ginger garlic

Wash paalak leaves,
(i chopped them but generally no need to chop them)
just clean them and wash properly
put paalak in cooker 

add salt and cook for 2 whistle

let it cool and puree it

By the time paalak in cooked wast and cut pieces of paneer

You can fry them, 
but i praffer to bake them on non stick tawa with few drops of oil

Cook from both sides and keep them aside

Heat oil and crackle cumin seeds and coriander seeds in it

Add grated ginger and garlic and cook for 2-3 seconds

Throw in onion paste mix well and cook for 15-20 seconds

Now add color with pureed tomato 

Cook for few seconds and add chilly powder and salt

mix well cover and cook for 10 seconds

Remove cover and add coriander powder and garam masala

Mix well,cover again and let it cook  for 15-20 seconds

Remove cover, oil will be oozes out

Now add 1 tbsp water and simmer it for 1 min

Now add pureed paalak in it

Mix well cover and cook for 5 min

uncover and add paneer in it

Mix well and cook for another 2-3 min

Ready to Serve

Serve it with Rice/Chapaati/Naan/Pulao 

you can use cream to garnish it

  1. You can use cream in it for making it more rich.
  2. Use your favorite spices, i don't like it much spicy.
  3. You can fry the paneer pieces or even add them raw, choice is totally yours. Most of the time i throw them raw in cooked panner, but sometime for a change i use this method as it is more flavorful.




  1. wow pari even i made palak paneer other day bt with a difference. somehow the taste of palak with paneer is always yummy
    and winter setting in
    arre its so hott here in mumbai now and winter hardly shows up here

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  2. Delicious palak your platter...