Palak paneer is one of the most popular dishes in north india, specially in punjab. It is a combination of two beautiful things spinach and paneer. To make it more rich, some people add cream to it.
260 grams spinach/ palak
200 gram paneer/ cottage cheese
1 onion, pureed
3 -4 tomatoes, pureed
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
2 tablespoon yogurt
1 tablespoon gram flour/besan/ chickpea flour
2 tablespoon oil
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 inch cinnamon stick
1 dry red chilli
Wash spinach thoroughly in running water. Saute it in 1 tablespoon of oil,add salt. In 2-3 mins it will shrink down. Puree half of the spinach.
In a pan heat oil,add cumin seeds,cinnamon stick,dry red chilli. Saute for 1min.
Now add onion paste,saute till light brown,add ginger-garlic paste. cook for 1-2 mins.
Add tomato puree and cook till oil separates. In the meantime mix yogurt and chickpea flour in a bowl.
Add all the spices and the yogurt. Cook for few mins. Click on the images to get a bigger view.
Now add spinach to the paste. Cook for few mins. Cut paneer into cubes.
Add paneer pieces and cook for 1-2 mins.
Your palak paneer is ready,serve it hot with rice, chapati or naan.