Palak Paneer Recipe by Maya Foods

Palak Paneer is likely the most popular paneer dish from North India. Creamy spinach with tasty paneer makes a delicious main dish.


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    • First, blanch the spinach, this helps to keep the spinach color bright. To blanch the spinach, boil about 6 cups of water in a saucepan, and let the spinach boil for one minute. Drain the water and put the spinach in ice cold water for about two minute. Drain the water.
    • Blend the spinach, ginger and green chili. Spinach should be creamy but not pasty.
    • Soak the cubed paneer in about three cups of hot water, for about 5 minutes or more. This helps to give the paneer soft texture. Set aside.
    • While cooking, spinach can splatter, use larger sauce pan. Heat the oil in a saucepan, over medium-high heat. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if it cracks right away it is ready.
    • Add cumin seed and asafetida. After cumin seeds crack, add the tomatoes and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Tomatoes should be tender, not mushy. Add coriander, turmeric, red chili powder, salt, and sugar, stir and add the spinach.
    • After spinach comes to boil lower the heat to low and let the spinach cook for about 5-6 minutes do not cover the pot. This helps to keep the green color of spinach.
    • Mix the flour to 1/2 cup of water and add to the spinach, also add the cream. Mix it well and let it cook for five minutes. If needed add little more water.
    • Drain the paneer and fold it gently with spinach and let it simmer for about five minutes.

Recipe Notes

Palak paneer is ready, serve with naan, tandoori roti, Paratha.

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