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Palak Paneer

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Spinach cooked with Indian cheese. Palak Paneer is a popular vegetarian delicacy made of spinach and paneer (a non melting Indian cheese) cooked in a saucy tomato and onion gravy with aromatic Indian spices.

Palak Paneer is a traditional North Indian delicacy and an integral part of the Punjabi cuisine. It is also one of the favorite dishes to many especially the kids coz the influence of Popeye the Sailor gulping cans o... Read More..

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How to make Palak Paneer

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Prep time
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Cook time
25 mins
Total time
25 mins
Palak Paneer
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Spinach
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : December 12, 2016


Ingredients used in Palak Paneer
• Palak - 5 numbers.
• Onion - 1 numbers.
• Green chili - 2 numbers.
• Red chilli powder - as per taste 0.
• Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoons.
• Tomato - 3 numbers.
• Salt - as per taste 0.
• Coriader powder - 1 tablespoons.
• Cumin powder - 1 teaspoons.
• Dry garam masalas - 2 numbers.
• Cream fresh - 1 tablespoons.
• Fenugrek leaves - 1 tablespoons.
• Garlic - 5 numbers.
Method:
  • Clean and wash spinach and immerse in boiling water for 2 min. Mash it in a mixer or some prefer to chop and use.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan. Add whole garam masala. Now add onions and fry till golden brown. Add turmeric and ginger garlic paste. Add all spices and red chili powder.
  • Now add the spinach (palak) and cook till it ozzes out oil. Cut paneer into pieces. (some use it fried) if you have fresh paneer just add.
  • Add Paneer pieces to the gravy and simmer in for few min. (adding garlic slices is optional), some prefer to grind green chillies with spinach.
  • Top with little cream ( optional).





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Palak Paneer is a traditional North Indian delicacy and an integral part of the Punjabi cuisine. It is also one of the favorite dishes to many especially the kids coz the influence of Popeye the Sailor gulping cans of Spinach and acquiring tonnes of super energy. It’s a nice way of feeding nutritious dishes to kids who do not eat a proper balanced diet.
 
Palak Paneer is an Indian gravy based curry made of spinach and paneer (a non melting Indian cheese) in a tomato and onion gravy with Indian spices. It’s a very popular vegetariandelicacy. The dish looks very appetizing due to the combination of its natural green and white colors of the spinach and paneer.
 
This dish is mildly flavored and not a very spicy curry. Normally in the state of Punjab, Palak paneer is a speciality dish in most of the dhabas. Palak paneer is served with hot Indian flat breads accompanied with a glass of Lassi.
Anyways Palak paneer is truly a guilt free, satisfying well balanced delicious dish.
 
Spinach is a versatile vegetable. Spinach works well when combined with most or any type of cuisine whether you’re adding it to dal, pasta, stir-frys, curries, noodles, quesadillas,pizza… etc, the culinary possibilities are virtually endless.
 
Spinach is very healthy, nutritious and full of antioxidants. It’s also high in iron, vitamins A & C and even calcium. Preparing the Palak paneer is quiet very simple. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch the spinach leaves for just a minute or two. Remove, drain well in a colander and run under cold water. This will stop the cooking process and also set their lovely green color.
 
Do not cover the vessel while boiling the spinach or else you will lose the fresh green color of spinach. Using a food processor or blender, puree the spinach into a smooth paste. Do not over blend otherwise you may end up with spinach juice. In a large pan over medium medium heat, add about 1 tbsp of the oil add whole garam masala (cardamom, clove and cinnamon),cumin seeds, chopped garlic and onions and sauté till the onions turn golden color.
 
Add little salt and mix. Once the onions turn brown add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and mix. Add chopped tomatoes and mix well. Allow to cook on medium flame till the tomatoesare mashed completely. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, crushed fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi), chopped green chillies and mix.
 
Add the palak puree and cook well till it releases oil. Lastly add the paneer cubes and little freshly grated nutmeg and mix well. Add cream to give extra richness and taste to the dish (cream can be optional for dieters). The palak paneer is ready. Serve with fresh rotis and fragnant Basmati rice.
 
Palak Paneer (gravy) has always been a favourite among all the paneer lovers, not only for the great taste it holds, but also for the nutritional components present in it. Palak Paneer is an entirely “Green” dish, as it contains a whole lot of Palak (green leafy vegetable) which is highly recommended for a good health. It then contains the famous “Paneer” which is loved by most people.

 

How to make Paneer at home for palak Paneer:

Paneer is a lot easier than other cheese to make at home. It takes only few hours for all procedure and just two ingredients- To make yummy paneer boil milk and an acid (lemon juice or vinegar) is added, add producing into lumps and greenish whey are separated. Paneer are simply pressed into a cube after which sliced up or chopped or grated.

 

Benefits:

Indian cheese (paneer) is a rich supply of calcium. This can help in building strong teeth and bones. Paneer provides the health advantage of protecting against osteoporosis, that is a problem of old age.  Ladies who have accomplished menopause and men above 65 years of age should make it a rule to add it in their diet to obtain 25% of calcium through food.

 

Paneer taken in moderation may help in reduce weight. It's good to remember that lots of people who want to lose weight, include Indian cheese or paneer in their diet plan. Paneer also provides the benefits of reducing the development of insulin resistance syndrome. Hence it's all about dealing with the issue of insulin dependent diabetes.


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  • vijayalaxmi l

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Wow !!tried the recepie ..turned out to b just like restaurant style pal paneer...

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  • Jeevanandam A

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sometimes they saute the paneer in ghee/butter/oil before adding to the spinach/...

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  • Hassan Arshad

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I made it today and I really like it. it was so simple and easy to make keep up...


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  • ChacieWhat

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As an American having lived in India, this girl is an embarrassment. She just fe...

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Food is seducing her?

 
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  • Venus Love

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Do you LOVE palak paneer? Want to make it at home? Hey look who I'm banging!...

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  • shireen fatima

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No reply chef, m so upset...?

 
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  • haya fathima

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Dear Sanjay ,You have been a great inspiration for me and I have been trying out...


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chef where  u hold  that girl she looking super........?

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Spinach and tomato shouldn't be eaten together as this combination leads to...

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