- Spinach – 2 Bunches
- Paneer – Half block (or 0.5 lb), cubed
- Ginger – garlic paste – 1 tsp
- Tomato – 1 medium, blanched and pureed
- Onion – 1 large finely chopped (Adding onion is completely optional. It would be equally tasty and the method would be much more simpler without them.)
- Green Chillies – 3 small, seeded and chopped
- Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Cinnamon stick – 1-2 (You can also add the other whole spices but I added only cinnamon)
- Turmeric powder – 2-3 pinches
- Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
- Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
- Cumin powder – 1-2 pinches (Optional)
- Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
- Dry methi leaves – 1/2 tsp (Optional)
- Heavy cream – 1/4 cup (You can also add milk or half and half instead)
- Oil – 1 tbsp or as required
- Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
- Salt – To taste
1. Wash and clean the spinach leaves. Cook them for 5-6 mts in an open vessel with chopped, seeded green chillies (You do not need to add any water). Keep aside to cool. When it cools down, grind in a mixer to a fine paste. You can reserve the extra water for the gravy.
2. Put the tomato in boiling water for 5 mts. Now peel off the skin and remove the seeds. Grind the flesh in a mixer when it cools down.
3. Shallow fry the paneer cubes in oil until they turn golden (Its optional, I didn’t shallow fry them).
3. Heat oil in a pan, add the finely chopped onion(if you are using onion) and a little salt. Stir well until they turn reddish brown. Switch off. Cool down and grind to a fine paste. Heat some more oil in the pan and add cinnamon sticks(and other whole spices if you are adding them) and splutter cumin seeds. Now add the onion paste, ginger-garlic paste, saute for a minute and add the tomato puree. Saute until oil separates.
4. Now bring down the flame and add chilly powder, cumin powder (if you are using it), coriander powder and garam masala powder. Mix well, saute for a few seconds, add the spinach paste and the reserved water. Cook for 8-10 mts on low heat, stirring in between and add the dry methi leaves and paneer cubes. Mix well and cook for a few minutes. Add the heavy cream or milk, mix well, simmer for a minute and and check for salt. Switch off and serve with chapatis, jeera rice or pulav.
We went for the tulip fest near Seattle, last weekend. Tulip fest was from april 1st – 30th but by the time we visited, half of the fields were empty. This was my second visit to the tulip fields. Here are some pics:
wow.. fantastic receipe and pictures gorgeous..
Beautiful 🙂 both the dish and the tulips 🙂
love the presentation. And, OMG on tulips. They are simply beautiful, gorgeous. I will give anything to be there right now in the midst of all those colorful tulips.
Cooool, i like spinach paneer very much. Its very healthy and taste heavenly with chapathy. The tulip photos look awesome.
Tulips are so beautiful…lovely pics and palak paneer is my son’s fav and i usually prepare it for him , this time will try your version too..looks delicious…
Amazing colourful flowers.The spinach dish looks lovely andcreamy and delicious.
palak paneer is my fave…dears!!!those tulips r just too beautiful…
Slurp!!!tempting palak paneer looks fantastic!!! thanks for sharing those beautiful tulip clicks!!!very pleasant to eyes..
ohh first I drooled at the palak paneer and then My eyes popped out with those gorgeous tulip pics. feast for eyes
the tulips looks gorgeous…we missed the tulip season in Amsterdam last year when we visited and the 2 tulip plans i had at home died on me 🙁
The palak paneer is a keeper…
Palak panneer looks awesome and make me crave for some now. Clicks are excellent, a true feast to the eyes.
Loved the curry as well as the Tulip Snaps !!
Gr8 post !
Wooow!!!Beautiful Tulips dear looks sooo sooo nice…palak paneer looks soo rich n creamy dear..
Yummy palak paneer..the tulip pictures are so beautiful..
Palak-Paneer looks really rich! Pinne Tulip photos…. great pics!
The pictures of the tulip are gorgeous. You are quite lucky to have been able to make the trip at the right time.
oh my eyes just seen the heaven…what a beautiful snaps on tulips…..so gorgeous…..I am missing it…..
Palak panner looks creamym and so corlorfull.
Beautiful pics of the tulips..
OMG! lovely adn colorful pictures, Palak paneer sounds very tempting.
WOW !!! Wonderful pics yaar…Love the palak paneer looks yummy..
Loved all those flower pictures, palak paneer looks very inviting to me, so let me know…when can I stop by, hehe.
the palak spinach paneer looks so delicious.
the tulip photos are awesome really liked the colors
Very beautiful photos of the tulips.Really very colorful.
Palak paneer look very tempting. Nice step by step photos too. Perfect dish with roti or naan.
Oooooooooh all my fav photos and dish.. looks super delicious with spring colors…yummy..
Kollam Maya…Nice color to both tulips and palak paneer…
Very beautiful . this is one of the every body’s favorite… looks very colorful….
Palak paneer looks delicious dear…
Lovely pictures of tulip 🙂
Wow awesome tulip pictures…looks so wonderful 🙂 Great dish, looks so vibrant, rich and creamy 🙂
Thank You All 🙂
Beautiful tulips..and lovely palak paneer 🙂
palak paneer its my favorite ..after cooking palak dip it immediately in cold water so that that green colour remains as such
hey i tried this recipe yesterday and it turned out really well….thanks for posting
Thanks for your tip. Will do that next time..
Glad to hear that you liked it and thanks a lot for letting us know 🙂
Tried this, came out really nice !!!!!
Thanks for your feedback, Arun..
That was an awesome recipe. I tried and it was wonderful. Thank u soo much 🙂
You’re welcome! 🙂 Great to know that you liked it..
Thank you so much.
how many does this recipe feed? I’m looking to make for one person.
This feeds around 5..