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palak paneer recipe



Palak Paneer is a popular vegetarian dish from the Indian subcontinent, made from a smooth spinach curry and soft paneer (cottage cheese) cubes. It is packed with the goodness of spinach and paneer, and is rich in vitamins and minerals. Palak Paneer is a vibrant dish with a unique taste, and is typically served with roti, naan, or rice. The combination of healthy greens and protein-rich paneer makes it a nutritious and balanced dish.

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fresh spinach

2 bunches

paneer (cottage cheese)

200 grams

large onion, finely chopped


tomatoes, pureed


garlic, finely chopped

4 cloves

ginger, finely chopped

1 inch

green chillies, slit


turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

Salt to taste


2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Wash the spinach thoroughly and blanch in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Cool and puree in a blender.

Step 2:

Heat the oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter. Then add chopped onions, garlic, ginger, and allow them to sauté till golden.

Step 3:

Add pureed tomatoes along with turmeric powder, garam masala and salt. Let it cook until oil separates.

Step 4:

Now, add the pureed spinach and mix well. Cook for 5-7 minutes on low flame.

Step 5:

Add paneer cubes and gently mix. Cook for another 3-4 minutes covering the pan.

Step 6:

Serve hot with roti or rice.

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