Palak Paneer

Spinach is best consumed fresh although frozen spinach is also available in the local super markets
The nutrients of the fresh spinach can be best preserved if the spinach is cooked as soon as it is purchased or picked fresh. It should not be tucked away in the fridge for a few days as most of the nutritional value will be lost.
Spinach with some water added to it in a pan, cooks in minutes directly on a stove. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin B2, B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, folate, manganese, iron, calcium, potassium, and is a very good source of protein

Leafy vegetables like spinach may keep your brain active even as you age!!
So, make sure you eat your greens and solve Sudoku to keep your brain young and agile!!!!!

Ingredients to serve 6 people

1 Bunch Freshly chopped Spinach (Palak)
150 grams Paneer (chopped into cubes)
2 Tablespoons Fresh Cream (optional)
4 Tbs Oil
1 Large Onion (chopped)
1 Inch piece Fresh Ginger
2 Pods Garlic
2 Small Green Chillies
1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
1 pinch Turmeric
1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 Tsp Coriander Powder
1 Tsp Garamasala Powder
1-2 Tsp Salt
A few Fresh Coriander Leaves (finely chopped)
1 Fresh Tomato (chopped into quarters) for garnishing

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer

Preparation of Palak Paneer

Cook the chopped spinach in the microwave with a tablespoon of water for about 6 minutes and keep aside.
Add two tablespoons of the oil in a heated pan.
Add the chopped onion,, turmeric, ginger , garlic and the green chillies and fry for about 3 minutes.
Add the red chilli, coriander and garamasala powder, the cooked spinach and fry for about 3 minutes and keep aside to cool.

Grind the above into a soft mixture.
In a pan add the remainder of the oil, when heated add the ground mixture and the fresh cream
Fold through the cubes of paneer gently into the mixture and cook on medium flame for 3-4 minutes.

Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves and fresh chopped tomato

Note: Cooked Potatoes chopped into cubes can be substituted for the Paneer and the folded into the spinach mixture.



  1. Revathi raghunathan says:

    Hi Shoba, tried the recipe came out well. I cooked a few salad tomatoes and ground them along with the rest. The tangy taste helped to taste differently. Thanks for the recipe