Traditional Indian Recipes


Palak Paneer is a popular side dish . Frequently prepared in North India. A good combination with roti and fried rice.


1/2 kg Spinach
100 gm Paneer
1 Onion (finey chopped)
1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
3/4 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp Green chilli paste
3 tbsp Butter
2 or 3 Bay Leaves
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
3 tbspVegetable oil
Salt (to taste)

Procedure of Palak Paneer:

  • Mix green chilli paste and ginger-garlic paste with spinach. Add little water.
  • Pressure-cook the above mixture for 7 to 8 minutes. Remove before the first whistle.
  • Cut paneer into small cube shaped pieces. Keep aside few cubes for decoration.
  • Heat 3 tbsp vegetable oil in a frying pan.
  • Fry the paneer cubes on a medium flame till they become light brown. Remove from pan and keep aside.
  • Take butter, heat it.
  • Add bay leaves and cumin for frying.
  • Add finely chopped onions and fry again until they are transparent.
  • Add garam masala powder, black pepper powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Now add fried paneer and cooked spinach. Mix them properly.
  • Cook palak paneer on a medium flame for 10 mins.
  • Garnish with finely grated paneer pieces .
  • Palak Paneer is ready to serve.
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