Palak Paneer-Saag Paneer

Paalak(Spinach) and Paneer(Cheese) curry

Palak Paneer-Saag Paneer

Paalak(Spinach) and Paneer(Cheese) curry

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By Lekshmi Radhakrishna..

Published On: 29 Jun 2006

Rating: 4
22 Votes, 18 Reviews
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25 Minutes
Served : 4
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

Wash the spinach, cut or tear them into big pieces.

Step 2

Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a pan or a kadai.

Step 3

SautT the spinach along with the green chillies for a few mins, until they are wilted.

Step 4

Let the mixture cool down.

Step 5

Meanwhile dry roast cashews lightly.

Step 6

Puree the spinach along with coriander leaves, roasted cashews and salt into a smooth paste.

Step 7

Blanch tomatoes and peel the skin.

Step 8

:- Blanch - To plunge food, usually vegetables and fruits, into boiling water briefly, then into cold water to stop the cooking process. Blanching is done to firm the flesh, to loosen skins and to heighten and set color and flavor.

Step 9

Puree the tomatoes along with onions, ginger, garlic and yogurt.

Step 10

:- You can choose not to blanch the tomatoes and just puree them raw, with skin.

Step 11

Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan.

Step 12

SautT the above prepared tomato mixture for a while.

Step 13

Add the prepared spinach puree, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, kashmiri red chilli powder, garam masala, cumin powder and coriander powder.

Step 14

:- If your using kasoori methi it can be added now

Step 15

Mix well and cook for about 5 mins.

Step 16

Mix the prepared paneer into it and cook for a few min longer.

Step 17

:- Serve hot with rice or any of the Indian breads.

Step 18

:- I use either "Nanak" brand paneer or any brand of queso blanco (you can find it in any of the mexican stores or at costco). Queso blanco (queso = cheese; blanco = white) is paneer but most brands are salted..

Step 19

:- I find it tastier if you don¦t fry paneer and it`s also healthier!

Step 20

:- You can also substitute paneer with extra firm tofu.

Step 21

:-As always play around with the spices to suit your mood!

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Vini

This is really tasty and love to make it again and again.

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indianchef

Kids love it and I make it over and over again..

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Rosaline Perinchery

I just sauteed all the ingredients together and then ground them in the mixer grinder to make a fine paste except dry roasting the cashewnuts. It was just fantastic... my in-laws , children and my hubby all loved it.

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Ramya

Excellent recipe...easy to follow...I used to hate the look of Palak Paneer and never tried, but after making this recipe for a trial, I have become a fan...Thanks, Lekshmi...well done...do keep posting more recipes...

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Ritu Sanjai

Its ben easy 4me to make this, i ve ben thinking quite sumtime on making palak paneer, THanks for the posting.V could also substitute POTATO for PANEER

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Ravi R

Lekshmi, your receipes are fantastic. Palak Paneer is the best ever I had in my life... what more I made! I shared the palak paneer with all my Indian Colleagues and everyone loved it. You made me a better cook than my wife. Thank You

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Rema Ganesh

Excellent Recipe!!!!!!!! My palak Paneer curry finished in 2 seconds.... Really yummy.

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meena meleppuram

very nice...everybody in my family likes it..

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Sherin

Excellent recipe

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divya

Very good recipe.. I usually don`t like any food which is green in colour. tried this to please my husband who likes north indian food. I really liked it and so did my husband.. thank you..

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foxy

Excellent, Excellent........

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Sunitha Menon

I find it little different from other palak recipees. sounds good.Will try today itself. Can u try my Methi chicken recipe? Thanks

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AGM

Thank you for such a ncie recipe... This was so simple to make and so delicious to taste... Good Job !!

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Manu

very good recipe. came out very well.. we skipped the cashew and ghee, and tasted very good. my wife liked this dish a lot. thank you.

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reshma

hi,my husband liked it so much,thanks a lot for the great recipe.u are a great cook

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deepa

Super Recipe!! After a long time good to taste something totally different.

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Subashini

Very good recipe!!

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sowmya rao

Dish is excellent. Sorry,didnot get a higher word than "excellent" to Descriptionibe this.My husband showered me with his compliments.Thank u very much Lakshmiji. Also got similar response by my hubby when i tried mushroom rice from this website.I have become fan of this website.I am Checking this web site only for all the recipies now a days. once again Thanks a lot.

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