Mouth watering palak paneer simple recipe without fuzz

An integral part of punjbai cuisine Palak paneer is one of the most popular traditional delicacy.Previously it use to take me atleast half an hour in preparing palak paneer as lot of time was involved in chopping onion, tomatoes ,ginger etc.
After my marriage my mom in law served me palak paneer which tasted delicious .I asked her for the recipe and I was surprised by the few ingredients which she used to make this mouth watering dish.

So here goes the recipe.

Preparation and cooking 25 minutes


2 large bunches of spinach
200-250 gram cottage cheese(paneer)diced
3tbsp cooking oil
2 chopped green chillies
8-10 garlic cloves
1/2tsp cumin seeds
salt to taste
1tbsp lemon juice
3-4tbsp fresh cream


Step1-First we have to make spinach paste and for that clean and wash spinach bunch properly in running water.

Step2-Blanch the spinach in salted boiling water for 3-4 minutes.Take them out put them in chilled water.

Step3-Drain or squeeze out the excess water from the spinach and remove stems from it.

Step4-Put the spinach into the mixer and add chopped green chillies into it.Make it into a fine paste.

Step5-Take a hevay pan and add oil in it.When hot add cumin seeds and wait till it starts to crackle up.

Step6-Add chopped garlic and saute it for two minutes.

Step7-Add the spinach paste, salt and starts stirring it.You can add little water if the paste is thick.

Step8 -Add the paneer cubes and mix well.

Step9-Stirr in lemon juice and in the end finally add cream into it.

Serve hot with makki ki roti or paratha.

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  1. I LOVE paneer! I once ate something like this in a restaurant I think it was called saag paneer and I tried to make it at home but it was a disaster, the dish tasted sour :S Can't wait to try this recipe out, thanks for sharing!!

  2. You may have added fenugreek leaves or something like that otherwise palak saag will mot taste sour:)Thnaks for your commentHave a nice day ahead.


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