Thursday, February 14, 2008

Palak Paneer (Spinach with Indian Cheese)

Nutritional Value: Paneer(Cottage Cheese) is a high protein food; it is often substituted for meat in many vegetarian entrees of Indian cuisine.
100 gms of paneer made from cow milk provides 18.3 gms of protein, 20.8 gms of fat, 2.6 gms of minerals, 1.2 gms of carbohydrates, 265 kcal of energy, 208 mgs of calcium, 138 mg of phosphorous. It contains reasonably good amounts of fat and cholesterol.
Nutrition : Palak/Spinach


200 gms Paneer (cubed)

2 bunches of fresh Spinach

1 finely chopped onion

1 tsp Ginger - Garlic paste

1 big tomato (pureed)

1 tsp red chilli powder

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

2 tsp oil

2 tbsp fresh cream

salt to taste


Wash & boil spinach leaves in water for 5-8 mins. Puree the boiled spinach & set aside.

In a pan, heat 2tsp oil. Add chopped onions & saute. When the onions turns pinkish in color, add ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder & garam masala powder & saute for 5 mins.

Add pureed tomato & cook till oil leaves the sides of the pan.

Add pureed palak & 1/4 cup of water. Add the cubed paneer & salt to taste & cook on simmer for 5-10 mins.

Turn off heat & add fresh cream.

Serve hot with chappathi/paratha.

This recipe is an entry for "Letz Relishh - Paneer" Event on  Jay's Tasty Appetite & CWF - Spinach
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  1. gud one. I usually add milk instead of cream.

  2. hi prithi,
    i've tried making it substituting cream with milk...but i think it tastes better with cream.


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