Jan 5, 2010

Palak Paneer

Wishing all of my friends a Wonderful and Happening New Year ahead!

It was that time of the year and I was extremely busy partying and vacationing! That's why you haven't seen me here for a while. My friend was visiting from Seattle and we had such a great time together. She left and then my sister visited and we had even more partying and fun! Now, all have left. Its just me and my routine...sob sob.

But, the good part of the routine is that I get to blog!

I'm starting off the new year with a healthy recipe. Palak Paneer. One of my favorite paneer recipes. Its easy to prepare and oh so tasty too. And of course Healthy if you can control the oil and cream! I made it without any cream - just kept it simple.

Take a big bunch of fresh spinach. Wash well multiple times to remove any dirt or mud sticking to it.

Add the washed spinach to a pot of boiling water for about 3-4 mins.


Look at that bright green color. I want a sari in this color! LOL!


Chop up some onions, green chillies and ginger. Cut the ginger into thin long strips.


Add about a tsp of oil. Add some jeera when hot. Then, add the green chillies and ginger. Saute till done.


Meanwhile, move the cooked spinach to a food processor and just pulse a couple of times. Don't make it all liquidy and smooth. Save some texture on there. That tastes way better than completely juiced!


Now, add the pulsed spinach to the sauteed onions.


Add salt, a pinch of turmeric powder, red chilli powder and a tsp of garam masala. Mix well and let it cook for about 6-8 mins.


Chop up some paneer into small pieces.


Fry them in a little bit of oil till nicely cooked on all sides.


Add the fried paneer to the palak. Cook for a few mins covered. This make the paneer absorb all the flavor and also make it softer.


There's our Palak Paneer. Hearty, Healthy and Absolutely Awesome!


Enjoy. Peace Out!


  1. Nice to see you back! ;) I am too lazy to cook today. Send some over will ya? :)

  2. My fav dish..looks prefect and tempting..Happy 2010 to u & ur family..

  3. Wow, this looks so delicious! Nice step-by-step colorful photographs!
    Happy New Year!!!

  4. Simple yet exotic n healthy! Happy New Year!!

  5. Oh boy, that looks mouthwatering!

  6. Looking awesome...nice clicks and write up

  7. Only yest. I had it. I love having it anytime

  8. Wish you a very happy new year. Good to hear that u started the year in a fun filled note. Even I love this colour and will surely not mind a saree in that colour in fact I do have one.
    Coming to ur recipe the gravy looks nice.If you want to know how to keep the colour intact in the final gravy just drop me a line.
    I hope and pray our frienship grows this year and I will surely get to read more interesting recipes from u.
    Hoping that you will also visit mine sometimes.:)

  9. lovely palak paneer my all time favourite.

  10. This is TH's fave dish. He rates a restaurant depending on how well they make this. I have tried a couple of variations and have posted the best one I liked. Will try it your way, its way easier than the way I make it now!

  11. @Kay-Oak - I wish I could - move closer to me here - I can cook lunch for you everyday!

    @ Priya, Didan, Divya, Meeso, Soma, Shanthi and Kitchen queen - thank you for the kind words. Happy new year to you and your family too.

    @Pari - I loved your makki da roti and sarson ka saag - I've left you a comment there too.

    @ Nags - your man is smart. That is one of the best indicators of an Indian restaurant! Yours look awesome as usual. Worth the effort.

  12. I like your clicks a lot.. Fantastic recipe :)

  13. Wow! Palak panneer is my favourite too. I really loved the colour of texture of your dish :)


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