Palak Paneer Recipe | Punjabi Style Palak Paneer Sabji (Bhaji) Recipe

Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer is one of the most popular Paneer dishes. Palak Paneer is a simple yet delicious Punjabi dish which is cooked with Indian cottage cheese and spinach puree. The only way I can make my daugher Ira eat spinach is if it is cooked with paneer in the form of Palak Paneer. 

Palak Paneer recipe

How to make Punjabi style Palak Paneer Sabji (Bhaji) at home?

Palak Paneer is a flavorful dish which can be prepared in about 45 minutes at home. Here is a step by step recipe to make Punjabi style Palak Paneer Sabji (Bhaji) at home.

Ingredients for Palak gravy:

Spinach leaves 2 cups

Cashew nuts 10 to 12 pieces

Ginger 1/2 inch

Garlic 5 to 6 cloves

Green chilli 3 to 4

Salt 1/4 teaspoon

Water 3 cups

Cold water 3 cups

Preparation steps for Palak gravy:

Rinse spinach leaves thoroughly under running water using a stainer. 

Boil three cups of water on medium heat, add salt and spinach leaves to the hot water. Let the water boil for 1 minute, then switch off the flame. 

Immediately strain the spinach leaves and transfer it into ice cold water bowl. This will help in preserving the green colour of the spinach. You can add few cubes of ice. Let the spinach sit in cold water for about 2 minutes. 

Now drain all the water from the spinach. 

In a blender add blanch spinach, ginger, garlic, green chilli and cashew nuts and make a smooth puree without adding water. Keep aside the spinach puree. 

Ingredients for Palak Paneer:

Oil 2 tbsp

Ghee 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon 

Onion chopped 1 medium sized

Turmeric powder a pinch 

Salt to taste

Garam masala 1 teaspoon 

Paneer 200 grams salt to taste

Grated paneer 2 cubes to granish

Cream to garnish (optional) 

Preparation steps for Palak Paneer:

Heat a non stick pan, add oil and ghee, then add cumin seeds. Let them splutter. 

Add chopped onions and saute till they become light brown. 

Add spinch puree and mix well. 

Add little water if the puree is too thick. 

Add turmeric powder and garam masala to the puree and simmer the gravy for about 10 minutes. 

Taste and then add salt as per the taste. 

Now time to add paneer cubes and give a gentle mix. Switch off the flame. 

Now add grated paneer on the top. 

Serve this delicious Palak Paneer with hot parathas, roti or jeera rice.

Palak Paneer bhaji recipe

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