Northern India,

Palak Paneer (Cottage Cheese in Spinach Gravy)

July 04, 2013 Motions and Emotions 8 Comments

If you switch on the television, you can watch 'n' number of channels as a result of digitalization. But if you look back, say 12-15 years back, there were only few channels which we used watch. I remember I used watch few cartoon programs in a single channel. Popeye - The Sailor Man is one of them. Do you remember, when Popeye used to struggle to overcome any hurdle, he used to open a box of spinach, swallow all and become a hero!!
Ya, you are right, in my kitchen today's ingredient is spinach. Though we are not going to get enough energy like popeye but will get lot of iron from it which is important for all of us, especially for women at any age.

Palak Paneer


Paneer - 200 gm
Palak Leaves - one bowl / 2-3 cups/ two bunches
Onion Paste - 2 teaspoon
Garlic Paste - 1/2 teaspoon
Green chilli Paste - 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger Paste - 1/3 teaspoon
Garam Masala Whole - cinnamon, cardamom, clove
Garam masala powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Fresh cream - 2 teaspoon


Take out the palak leaves from the bunches and blanch them. Drain the water and make a smooth palak paste. Cut paneer in cubical shapes and saute it with little salt and garam masala powder. Without frying you can directly use the paneer in curry. Now heat oil in a pan and add garam masala whole for seasoning. Then add garlic paste, followed by onion, ginger and green chilli paste. Stir them well and add salt, turmeric powder & cumin powder.  Mix all the spices together until the masala turns light brown in color. Then add palak paste and stir. Add water if required. When gravy starts boiling add the fried paneer cubes and mix well. Now transfer the recipe in to serving bowl and add fresh cream. Serve this delicious north indian dish with any Indian Bread.

Sending this to: Side Dish Mela



  1. Yummy palak paneer... I too love popoye show but that time I do not know what is spinach and I thought it is something like chocolate.... He he he

  2. Yummy and delicious Amrita, I love it...

  3. Used to be my favorite cartoon too. Oh yes, spinach and popeye are strongly connected and remember the cans of spinach shown in the cartoon. Lovely flavors and when cooked with paneer, its even more tempting.

  4. Delicious and all time favorite Palak paneer...

  5. Haha.. yup.. Spinach was inseparable from Popeye ;) Always my favorite for naan or kulcha when having from restaurants.. Yummy !

  6. Good one for Rotis. Thanks for linking to my Event


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