Paalak Paneer


This is one of those really quick recipes that tastes really good.

You Need:

  • About 300 grams or so of spinach leaves and stems.
  • 200 grams of soft paneer.
  • One small onion.
  • One inch piece of ginger.
  • A teaspoon each of cumin, coriander seeds and onion seeds.
  • Two heaped tablespoons of fresh cream.

Prepare this recipe in the following sequence to save time. Think of it as an assembly line in your kitchen and you are the robot.

Put about one liter of water to boil. While its getting heated, wash the spinach and keep them in a big vessel. Empty the boiling water on the spinach.

Finely dice the onion and ginger.

Drain the hot water and let the spinach sit in a colander.

In a pan heat some oil, saute the onion, ginger, cumin, coriander seeds and onion seeds. Use medium heat. When the raw smell is gone, put them in a blender. Let them cool for sometime.

Cut the paneer into small pieces.

By now both the onions and the spinach have cooled down. Blend them into a smooth paste.

Saute the paneer in oil. When they are slightly browning. Add the blended spinach paste. Mix well. Season with salt. Add in the fresh cream. Cook down till its all mixed in and looks and tastes creamy and tasty.

Enjoy with roti’s.


Published by Imran

A s/w engineer by profession, I cook for my family.

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