Sunday, April 13, 2014

Palak Paneer

Palak paneer is a gravy dish and it can be eaten with chapatis, rice and even with bread.


Palak, commonly known as Spinach, is a high nutrient, iron rich green leaf which is considered an essential in everybody's balanced diet. Palak is also a great souce for all vitamins and calcium. References to spinach are seen evidently in the cartoon Popeye the sailor man!


Paneer is a dairy product which is also considered a rich cooking ingredient in North India. Paneer is also rich source of calcium, however, is a cholesterol increasing ingredient. 

Things you need

Paalak : 1 bundle
Onions: 1
Tomatoes: 2
Green chillies : 2 to 3
Ginger: a small piece
Garlic : 2 to 3 cloves.( if you like only )
Garam Masala powder: 1/2 teaspoon.
Paneer : 250 Grams.
oil. 2 to 3 table spoon
Salt to taste.
Coriander leaves: 5 to 6 sticks.

What to do

Boil Paalak leaves for 5 minutes. Grind the boiled leaves with same water after cooling.
Cut onions, tomatoes, ginger, and chillies into small pieces.
Cut paneer into small cubes and then keep a pan on the fire, put 1 table spoon of oil and shallow fry paneer cubes. Keep it aside.
Take a vessel. Keep it on the fire, put 1 table spoon of oil and let it heat. Put ginger, onions and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add tomatoes , green chillies and garam masala powder. Stir until tomatoes become soft. Add ground paalak leaves and salt . Mix well and let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Now add fried paneer pieces and cut coriander leaves .
Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes on slow fire.Paalak paneer is ready to serve

Please note

Fry paneer on slow fire.
If you do not like panner you can use potatoes.
Method of using potatoes instead of paneer.
Take 2 potatoes.Boil them with skins in the pressure cooker for 5 minutes.
Take it out from the cooker when it is cooled and remove the skin and cut in to cubes
and fry it same as paneer.
Servings. 2 to 3