Monday, 25 February 2013

Palak Paneer...Cottage Cheese cubes prepared in Spinach gravy...!!!

                        Palak Paneer..Cottage Cheese Cubes Prepared In Spinach Gravy...

Well,Palak Paneer is an Indian -Pakistani dish consisting of spinach and paneer in a thick curry sauce based on a pureed spinach.It's a very popular vegetarian dish.
Palak Paneer is mainly served with roti,naan,or boiled rice.It  is very nutritious with all the goodness of spinach and paneer.

I like to enjoy palak paneer  in roadside punjabi dhabas,they specliaze in this dish I must say.So many times,I tried to bring the exact taste like them in my homemade palak panner but it failed.But this time I prepared it with a little twist and my experinment was super successful and made us completely satisfied.

Unlike the usual recipes,I didnt use tomatoes,ginger paste and used some more garlic,black salt,coriander leaves paste and lemon juice.Garlic and the black salt gave it a very special flavour and lemon juice I added for the easy digestion .
Here is the recipe:


  • Panner(Cottage Cheese):200 gms(cut in cubes)
  • Spinach Leaves: (Boiled and Pureed)2 cups
  • Coriander leaves: (Fresh and Pureed) 1 big table spoon
  • Garlic Cloves:15-20(very finely chopped)
  • Onion:2 medium(very thin sliced/otherwise make a smooth paste)
  • White Oil:2-3 table spoon
  • Cumin Seeds: 1 tsp
  • Green Chillis:4-5(finely chopped)
  • Unsweetened Yoghurt:1 cup
  • Coriander Powder:1 Big tablespoon
  • Turmeric Powder:1/2 tsp
  • Black Salt:1/4 th tsp
  • Salt: To taste
  • Juice of half of a lemon
  • Fresh Cream 2 table spoon.




  • At first boil the fresh spinach leaves in water with little salt.Drain the water and immediate mae a smooth paste.Keep it aside.
  • Cut the paneer in small cubes.Soak them in warm water for 15-20 minutes with little salt.
  • Now take thick bottomed vessel and add 2-3 table spoon of oil.
  • Add the cumin seeds and when they start to splutter add the chopped garlic
  • Fry them until brown.
  • Then add the sliced onion and in medium flame fry them for 4-5 minutes until they become traslucent.
  • Then beat the yoghurt with little water and add into it.
  • Add cumin powder,turmeric powder,black salt ,salt to taste accordingly.
  • Mix well and add the spinach paste ans the coriander leaves paste.
  • Mix again very well and cook for few minutes in low fame.
  • Then add the soaked paneer .
  • Mix up well and bring it to one boil.
  • Add the fresh heavy cream and mix well.
  • Now the palak paneer is ready.
  • At last roll a lemon very well and cut it into two halves,discard the seeds and add the lemon juice squeezing half of it.
  • Adding lemon juice to the leafy vegetables helps easy diegstion.
  • Now serve it with roti ,paratha or any rice of your choice.


                                                 Enjoy Your Food...!!!

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