Leafy green Palak Paneer gravy recipe | பாலக் பன்னீர்

Palak Paneer gravy recipe is a healthy recipe which can be used as side dish for any type of parathas and rice. This is a perfect Punjabi side dish.

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Fresh Palak from the garden

Preparation Time:- 40 minutes

To Serve:- 2

A short video link for the recipe:-

Palak Paneer gravy recipe – Ingredients:-
    • Palak – 1 bunch
    • Paneer – 100gms
    • Green chilly – 1
    • Ginger-garlic paste/ inji poondu viludhu – 1 tsp
    • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/ seeragam – 1 tsp
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Onion – 1 (chopped)
  • Garlic/ poondu – 2 tsp
  • Tomato – 1 (chopped)
  • Turmeric powder/ manjal podi – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder/ milagai podi – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Butter – 1 tsp (for garnishing)
Palak Paneer gravy recipe – Method of preparation:-

1. Firstly boil water in a container, put washed and chopped palak in it and close for 3-5 minutes. The palak can be transfered to cold water at once, to retain the green colour.

Palak in boiling water
Palak in boiling water

2. Secondly remove palak and grind it in a mixie along with ginger-garlic paste and green chilly, and keep aside.

Palak, ginger garlic paste and green chillies to grind
Palak, ginger garlic paste and green chillies to grind

3. Thirdly heat one tea spoon of oil in a fry pan, add cumin seeds and bay leaf.

Cumin seeds and bay leaf added to fry pan
Cumin seeds and bay leaf added to fry pan

4. When it splutters, add chopped onions and sauté.

Chopped onions added to fry pan
Chopped onions added to fry pan

5. Further add garlic and sauté till raw smell goes.

Chopped garlic added to fry pan
Chopped garlic added to fry pan

6. Then add chopped tomatoes and sauté again. Next add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and salt.

Tomatoes, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt added
Tomatoes, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt added

7. Now  add ground paste of palak and mix well. Close lid, and allow it to cook for 7-8 minutes till raw smell of spices leaves and Palak get cooked well and becomes thick.

Palak added to fry pan
Palak added to fry pan

8. Cut paneer into small equal sized cubes as per requirement and put it in boiling water for one minute.

Palak in boiling water
Palak in boiling water

9. Transfer the paneer cubes to the palak in the fry pan and cook for two more minutes without breaking the paneer.

Paneer cubes added to Palak
Paneer cubes added to Palak

10. Finally add butter and serve along with phulkas or parathas.

Leafy green Palak Paneer gravy recipe | பாலக் பன்னீர்
Leafy green Palak Paneer gravy recipe | பாலக் பன்னீர்

2 thoughts on “Leafy green Palak Paneer gravy recipe | பாலக் பன்னீர்

    • October 9, 2017 at 1:12 am
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      Thank you

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