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Monday, July 2, 2012

Palak Paneer

This palak paneer is something that I usually make. My husband has a habit of staying away from anything green. But I love coriander, spinach, palak etc. So what I do is I stuff his tiffin with greens whenever possible. On the other hand the little one likes colours and these flavours. My palak paneer is not deep green in colour as I add tomato puree and also a bit of turmeric and chilli powder.

 You need
  • Palak - 1 bunch
  • Paneer - 15 small cubes
  • Tomato - 1 medium size
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 small piece 
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 pinch
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil
  • Milk - 1/2 cup or cream 

  • Clean and wash palak
  • Place in boiling water for 2 minutes and strain.
  • Puree the palak adding water. Keep aside
  • Puree the tomato well and keep aside
  • Grind together ginger and green chilli.
  • In a thick bottomed vessel, add oil and switch on the flame
  • When it becomes hot, add cumin seeds.
  • When you get the aroma, add ginger-green chilli paste. Saute until light brown.
  • Add asafoetida to this followed by pureed tomato.
  • Add the turmeric, chilli, cumin and coriander powders to the above and leave on low flame until oil starts separating. Saute in between.
  • Then add the palak puree and salt. Allow it on low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in paneer. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and add milk/cream. Mix well

Serves: 2


  1. Wow, I have the same problem of the curry being green!, Palak Paneer that isnt green, must try. Paneer curry looks awesome :)

  2. wow..this was new palak paneer..looks v tempting..thx for sharing

  3. looks creamy.. like its color which is different from the usual green color..

  4. this is good and how did u get this color from palak.. even my son doesnt like palak so i have to mix and match and use in diff ways to make him eat palak

  5. Hey, thanks for dropping by my blog - different way of making palak paneer, mine is always green, this would be nice for a change

  6. Delicious Palak paneer..haven't made it for a long time..

  7. Hey very lovely and nice colour. It gives a creamy textured gravy. So tempting....

  8. Healthy and yummy side dish for chapathis dear

  9. Creamy and healthy dish,love it..

  10. Healthy palak paner with a yellow gravy!looks different and interesting..

  11. Interesting & creamy delicious version without the greeny color,my kids don't like the greeny color,so let me try for them:-)

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  12. love the color in your palak paneer....good idea to give greens with different color :)

  13. Interesting and lovely preparation...curry looks creamy n delicious,perfect with rotis! loved this color for palak paneer :)
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  14. Absolutely yummy

  15. Good One !

  16. One of my favourites! Creamy, yummy and without the greens!!

  17. One of my favourites! Creamy, yummy and without the greens!!

  18. Palak paneer in yellow gravy sounds new and nice combo of spices make the curry yum

  19. looks awesome and healthy gravy..


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