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Palak Paneer

Recipe by reader Mina Kumar
Palak Paneer
Palak Paneer


 1 bunch          Chopped Palak

1 small            Chopped onion

1 small            Chopped tomato

1 tbsp              Garlic paste

1 tbsp              Ginger paste

1 tbsp              Roasted cumin powder

1 tbsp              Roasted coriander Powder

¼ tsp               Black pepper

¼ tsp               Red pepper powder

½ tsp               Garam masala

2 tbsp              Peeled almond or cashew paste

1 tsp                Corn starch mixed with 2 tbsp of water

250 gm            Fried paneer cubes

2 tbsp              Cooking oil

4 leaves           Bay leaves


Heat pressure cooker on the stove for 1 minute. Add cooking oil and bay leaves, and allow bay leaves to turn light brown.

Add onion and cook for a minute. Add garlic paste, ginger paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, black pepper, and red pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes and palak. Cook for another 2 minutes. Next, add ¼ cup of water and close the lid of the cooker. Cook for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes, take the lid off and add corn starch mix and almond or cashew paste. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Add paneer and garam masala. Close the pressure cooker and remove from stove. Allow the cooker to cool at room temperature. Serve with naan or paratha.

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