Palak Paneer


1 big bunch palak / spinach leaves
1 cup paneer cubes
2 green chillies
1 onion, chopped
1 big tomato, chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 dried red chillies
1 tsp coriander powder
3/4 tsp garam masala
3/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp fresh cream
salt to taste
3-4 tbsp butter


  1. Wash the palak leaves and boil it in a pan adding enough water. When it starts to boil, reduce the flame and cook it for about 3 minutes.
  2. Remove it from the flame and drain the hot water and pour cold water over it . Then again drain the water and grind it to a smooth paste adding green chillies. Keep it aside.
  3. Place the paneer cubes in a bowl of hot water for about 10 minutes to become soft.
  4. Heat butter in a deep pan and add cumin seeds. When it crackles, add crushed garlic and dried red chillies and saute for few seconds.
  5. Add the chopped onion to this and saute till soft.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes. Then add coriander powder, garam masala and salt and saute till the tomatoes are soft and oil appears on top.
  7. Add the palak puree to this and saute well for about 2-3 minutes on high flame.
  8. Then reduce the flame and add paneer cubes, mix well and cook for a minute.
  9. Add lemon juice and fresh cream and mix well. Remove from the flame and serve hot….

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