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Palak Paneer (Cottage Cheese with Spinach)

Palak_Paneer_spinach_cottage_cheese_1 Palak paneer is a traditional dish served in north India. Nowadays this is popular in south India also. Taste of palak added  with richness of paneer, in less spice and oil makes it delicious and is liked by all age groups.It is very simple and easy to prepare. It looks great in green and white combination.

Serves: 4 to 6

Cooking time: 30 minutes approximately


  • Palak big bundle – 1 no
  • Paneer – 400 gram
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Green chilli – 2 no
  • Garlic cloves – 4 no
  • Corn flour – 1 tea spoon
  • Cumin seed – ½ tea spoon (for seasoning)
  • Oil/ghee – ½ tea spoon
  • Salt – as per taste

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Step 1

  • Clean, wash and cut palak; chop onion, tomato, green chilli and garlic; mix all, boil in any way as you like (I have done it in microwave oven); grind this with corn flour and salt in a blender with little water.

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Step 2

  • Cut paneer into pieces; heat a pan with oil/ghee then add cumin seed; let this splutter well; add ground paste, paneer; mix well and bring to boil; keep cooking for 3 to 4 minutes.

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  • Paneer Palak is ready; Tastes good with very mild spice along with rich taste of paneer and palak; serve with hot chappatis.

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  • Palak cooks fast, so you can use tender stems also to prepare this dish.

{ 8 comments… add one }

  • Nithya September 9, 2009, 8:24 pm

    Yumm yumm yumm.. every time I visit a dhaba this is the first one that I would jump for :)

  • Kamala September 9, 2009, 10:54 pm

    @ Nithya
    Thanks for your lovely comments……

  • pavithra September 10, 2009, 1:10 am

    Wow looks so perfect and delicious… wish i could have some with my roti today.

  • Priya September 10, 2009, 1:10 pm

    First time here, u have a wonderful space..Wat a delicious palak paneer dish, just love ur step by step clicks…

  • Sum September 10, 2009, 5:49 pm

    Wow… looks yum….. i’m so tempted to prepare this….

  • Kamala September 11, 2009, 11:01 am

    @ Pavithra, @ Priya, @ Sum,
    Thanks for your visit and appreciation :)

  • vindha October 10, 2010, 9:25 pm

    wowwwwww…yummy yummy..we tried out n it came out well..thanks a lot..plz upload mysore sambar recipe

  • Aparna December 13, 2010, 10:59 pm

    I just wanted to tell you I think your palak paneer picture has been “stolen” (if you haven’t given them permission to use it) and used here. http://www.facebook.com/FoodFetish. Perhaps you could take a look.

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