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palak paneer



Palak Paneer is a popular north Indian main course recipe made with blanched spinach and soft paneer. The dish is known for its combination of mild spices and the luscious green colour. It's a high source of protein and rich in iron. Usually served with rotis or rice, it is not only delicious but also extremely healthy.

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fresh spinach (palak)

300 grams

paneer (cottage cheese)

200 grams

green chillies


cumin seeds (jeera)

1 teaspoon

onion, finely chopped



1 teaspoon

garlic paste

cumin powder

1/2 teaspoon

coriander powder

1/2 teaspoon

garam masala

1/2 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Blanch the spinach leaves in boiling water for 2 minutes. Then, cool and blend it to make a smooth puree.

Step 2:

In a pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds. Once they splutter, add the finely chopped onions and sauté till translucent.

Step 3:

Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute till the raw smell vanishes.

Step 4:

Add the spinach puree and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5:

Now add the cumin powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Mix well and cook for another minute.

Step 6:

Add paneer cubes and salt, cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7:

Serve hot with roti or rice.

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