Palak Paneer (Spinach-Cottage Cheese) (Step By Step Photos)

by Lakshmi RamNair
popular north indian curry
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Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Spinach/Palak - 4 bunches
  • cottage cheese/paneer - 300 gms
  • garlic - 6-8
  • onion finely chopped - 1
  • Green chilies - 3-4
  • cloves/lavang - 3-4
  • cinnamon/dalchini - 2-3” pc
  • whole red chilies - 4-6
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Soda bi(carbonate - A pinch) -
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt -
Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Spinach/Palak - 4 bunches
  • cottage cheese/paneer - 300 gms
  • garlic - 6-8
  • onion finely chopped - 1
  • Green chilies - 3-4
  • cloves/lavang - 3-4
  • cinnamon/dalchini - 2-3” pc
  • whole red chilies - 4-6
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Soda bi(carbonate - A pinch) -
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt -
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Instructions
  1. Boil water in a large pan and add some salt, sugar and soda-bicarbonate.
  2. Clean and wash the spinach/palak, retaining the good part of the stem. Blanch the spinach/palak in boiling water for 2-3minutes.
  3. Drain the spinach/palak and refresh in cold water and keep aside to cool.
  4. Grind the spinach/palak in a mixer with green chilies, 2 cloves of the minced garlic (you can put 2 cloves of garlic).
  5. Heat oil in pan and add the bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon/dalchini.
  6. Add the finely chopped onions and sautT for 2-3 minutes till the onions turn translucent.
  7. Add the ground spinach/palak to the onions and cook on alow flame for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Cut the cottage cheese/paneer into 1ö cubes.
  9. Add the cottage cheese/paneer pieces to the spinach/palak and mix well.
  10. For the tempering/ tadka:
  11. In a small skillet, heat 2 tbsp oil and fry 1 bay leaf, 2 cloves/lavang, 1 small cinnamon stick/dalchini and 4-5 whole red chilies. Add the minced garlic and fry till golden brown.
  12. Transfer the spinach/palak and paneer into a serving dish and pour the tempering/tadka on top. Serve with paratha/roti.
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