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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Palak Paneer - Spinach and Cottage Cheese

I'm back. I've been back for a while from my vacation. I always find it hard to get back to blogging if I take a break.  I guess its a case of the Blogger's Block. I did have a very relaxing and good time in India though. Got to meet  up with family and my kids had a wonderful time as well.

Today's recipe is one of my favourites. Its an easy and classic North Indian recipe. 

Ingredients :
  •  2 large bunches of Spinach (Palak) - washed and chopped
  •  250 gms Paneer (cottage Cheese) - cubed
  •  1 onion finely chopped
  •  4 cloves of garlic minced
  •  1 tomato chopped
  •  2 green chillies chopped
  •   1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  •  1/2 tsp red chili powder
  •  1 tsp cumin - coriander powder
  •  salt to taste
  •  oil

Preparation :  Blanch the chopped Spinach for about 3 minutes. Let it cool and then grind it  until you get a course texture. Heat oil in pan. Add the chopped onion. Fry till golden brown. Add the minced garlic. Fry for about a minute. Add chopped tomatoes and green chillies. Fry for about 2 minutes and add the dry spices - turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin-cilantro powder. Let it cook for about 3-4 minutes until its all well combined. Add the Spinach paste and mix well. Add the cubed Paneer. Add Salt and mix well. Add little water if required. Cover and let it cook for about 5 minutes. Palak Paneer is ready to serve with any Indian bread. I even love it with Jeera Rice- Cumin Rice. This recipe serves 4. Enjoy.


  1. great that you had a good vacation. its a long time am writing on your blog. how have you been. the curry looks great.love this vivid color.

  2. Authentic Indian combo, looks delicious!!
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    Do drop by my space too
    Erivum Puliyum

  3. Omg, my favourite palak paneer, soo tempting and inviting..

  4. Welcome back Dolly..Finally u managed to post ..Good Job :)
    SO u r all set for Diwali eh ?? I too like to wear Sarees and Salwars on spl days ...Enjoy ur Diwali :)

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  6. My son's fav curry looks so inviting and yummy!

  7. This is my favorite recipe for a number of reasons! Looks too good!

  8. Good to see you back Dolly! hope u had a fun vacation
    i love this classic combo..looks yumm!

  9. one of my favourite deliciously done
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    keep in touch
    nice to meet you

  10. Wow - looks yummy! This is a favorite in our home - I made it dry just for a change just tonight and we love that -to be blogged soon -

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  11. Welcome back. That palak paneer looks so inviting.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Diwali.

  12. Palak paneer is an all time favorite.
    You have a great blog here...loved the pictures too.

  13. What a delicious match - palak paneer with Spinach and Cottage Cheese..hmmmn!

  14. Palak paneer is so amazing dolly. Its combo with rotis is what i count on at times. Pics are superb.