Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Palak Paneer For GBP

Palak Paneer For GBP

Spinach or as we know it as palak is high in mineral content , we should eat lots of green leafy vegetables .When I came to know about GBPbeing hosted by Mandira, I thought its really a nice and neat idea. let me also try making something straight from my garden , and I thought since Spinach is in the season , should try making palak paneer .This is a simple recipe for palak paneer ,It took me approx 30 to 45 mints to cook as I had to chop,peel and cut onions,garlic and ginger ..if you wish you can try it with the ready-made garlic /ginger paste .But as it says mehnat ka phal meetha, my phal was that my family liked it a lot ..

Fresh spinach straight from kitchen garden

Recipe requirements
1 bunch fresh spinach/Palak
Paneer 300 gms
2 medium size onions
5-7 cloves of garlic
1inch fresh ginger
1tsp of cumin seeds
½ tsp of turmeric powder
½ tbs coriander powder
½ tbs red pepper powder
2 tbs of butter
1 tbs of fresh malai /cream
2-3 tbs of oil preferably mustard
2 tbs of sugar
Salt as per taste

Wash and clean spinach leaves in water, separate leaves only and discard the twig.
Puree the spinach in blender, make apaste of onion, ginger and garlic.
Heat a kadai add oil, add cumin seeds,let it pop up,add the paste and fry at low,
Add all the dry ingredients ,with some water and stir-fry at low for 5 mints.
Add the spinach puree and ½ cup of water and cook at low for 8-10 mints,add cubed Paneer also ,stiring in between..
At the end ,add butter and malai ,take out in a bowl and serve …I served it with Roti.
This one goes to a wonderful event Green Blog Project being hosted this time by Mandira.
Do contribute and let us all know whats growing in your garden..
Happy cooking and Bon Appetite.


  1. Love the dish and the photo Jaya!:))

    I am trying really hard to grow something for Mandira but no such luck.It's too cold.There is still time so I am hoping may be next month,I could plant something!:))

  2. Wow Jaya, this looks wonderful! Healthy food straight from the garden, that's perfect for GBP. Thank you for participating.

  3. Bah, barir palak er swad i alada hobey. Etao ki Mashimar Kitchen Garden er ? You are one lucky girl and the dish looks greta
    Good entry for GBP :)

  4. Dear Asha,
    sure you have plenty of time to plant something ...thanks a lot for liking the pic, you will be surprised all pics taken with a mobile camera...

    Thanks alot , spinach /palong saag cooked in any ways is always ahealthy choice..

    its true ,eiytao tumaar mashimaar gardene , aami aar lobh samlaate parini ,eyikhane esheo kunti nere phellaam ,maa bolte ruilo ,bero aamaar ranna ghor teke ...hehe
    hugs and smiles

  5. Hi Jaya,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and I am all jealous now after seeing ur fresh spinachs from ur kitchen garden. Way to go !


  6. hey didi,saw urs recipes of palak paneer,,hmmmmmm...mumh mein pani aa gaya,,yummy


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