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Palak Paneer (spinach and cottage cheese)




Palak Paneer (spinach and cottage cheese)
Yields 6
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. • 500 gms (1 Pound) Paneer (look below for recipe to make your own Paneer)
  2. • 2 medium-sized bunches of fresh spinach (approximately 1 lb or 500 gms)
  3. • 1/2 bunch fresh fenugreek leaves (approximately 1/4 lb or 125 gms)
  4. • 4 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
  5. • 1 large onion chopped fine
  6. • 1 large tomato diced
  7. • 2 teaspoons garlic paste
  8. • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  9. • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  10. • 1 tsp cumin powder
  11. • 1/2 teaspoon
  12. • turmeric powder
  13. • 1 teaspoon ​
  14. • garam masala powder
  15. • Salt to taste
  16. • 1 tbsp of
  17. • butter to garnish
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Instructions
  1. 1. Cut the paneer into 1" cubes. Heat 2 tbsps of oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and stir-fry the paneer till golden. Remove and drain on paper towels. Keep aside.
  2. 2. Add 2 tbsps of oil to the same pan and fry the onions in it till soft.
  3. 3. Add the ginger and garlic pastes and fry for a minute.
  4. 4. Add the spinach, fenugreek leaves, tomato, coriander, cumin, turmeric and garam masala powders and mix well. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  5. 5. Cook till the spinach and fenugreek leaves are soft and like pulp. Mash well into a rough paste. If you prefer, you can also blend this paste in the food processor to get a smoother consistency.
  6. 6. Add the previously fried paneer cubes to this gravy and mix to coat the pieces.
  7. 7. Garnish with butter and serve hot with Chapatis (Indian flatbread), parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread) or Makki Ki Roti (pan-fried maize bread).
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