Palak Paneer-Saag Paneer

by LekshmiRadhakrishnan
Paalak(Spinach) and Paneer(Cheese) curry
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Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Votes: 16
Rating: 4
You:
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Instructions
  1. Wash the spinach, cut or tear them into big pieces.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a pan or a kadai.
  3. SautT the spinach along with the green chillies for a few mins, until they are wilted.
  4. Let the mixture cool down.
  5. Meanwhile dry roast cashews lightly.
  6. Puree the spinach along with coriander leaves, roasted cashews and salt into a smooth paste.
  7. Blanch tomatoes and peel the skin.
  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.
  9. Puree the tomatoes along with onions, ginger, garlic and yogurt.
  10. :- You can choose not to blanch the tomatoes and just puree them raw, with skin.
  11. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan.
  12. SautT the above prepared tomato mixture for a while.
  13. :- If your using kasoori methi it can be added now
  14. Mix well and cook for about 5 mins.
  15. Mix the prepared paneer into it and cook for a few min longer.
  16. :- Serve hot with rice or any of the Indian breads.
  17. :- 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..
  18. :- I find it tastier if you don¦t fry paneer and it`s also healthier!
  19. :- You can also substitute paneer with extra firm tofu.
  20. :-As always play around with the spices to suit your mood!
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Ritu Sanjai March 30, 2009 - 2:35 am

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 February 20, 2009 - 6:40 pm

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 February 17, 2009 - 2:00 pm

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

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indianchef July 29, 2013 - 1:35 pm

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

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Sunitha Menon November 28, 2007 - 12:00 am

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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foxy February 22, 2008 - 12:00 am

Excellent, Excellent……..

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meena meleppuram December 19, 2008 - 9:41 am

very nice…everybody in my family likes it..

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deepa November 1, 2006 - 12:00 am

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

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AGM April 14, 2007 - 12:00 am

Thank you for such a ncie recipe…

This was so simple to make and so delicious to taste…

Good Job !!

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Ramya May 14, 2011 - 5:20 pm

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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Rosaline Perinchery August 4, 2011 - 11:12 pm

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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divya July 21, 2008 - 12:00 am

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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Manu March 19, 2007 - 12:00 am

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 February 8, 2007 - 12:00 am

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

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sowmya rao August 10, 2006 - 12:00 am

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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Subashini September 6, 2006 - 12:00 am

Very good recipe!!

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