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Recipe for Palak Paneer

Updated on May 22, 2015
Palak Paneer
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Palak means "Spinach". "Palak paneer" is a thick gravy of spinach with paneer cubes in it. It is a traditional dish of North Indians. It is one of my favorite dish. I usually prepare one nonveg. and one veg. dish for the guests and Palak Paneer is the veg. dish which I usually prefer.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 3 Person


  • 1 Bunch Palak (Spinach)
  • 4 small Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 3 Green chilli
  • 1/2 cup Cashewnut
  • 1/2 cup Cream
  • Green food color, as per required
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 250 gm Panner, small cubes


  1. Boil onion and tomato. Also boil Spinach and green chili together.
  2. Make a paste of boiled onion and ginger garlic paste(together) in a mixture. Also make a paste of boiled tomato and cashewnuts. And lastly make a paste of boiled Spinach and green chilli. So we have three paste with us now: onion, tomato, and Spinach
  3. Take oil in a pan. Put it on a gas stove. Now add the onion paste and saute it for 5 mins. Add tomato paste to it. After 2-3 mins add spinach paste. Finally add cream to it. Add salt to taste. (You can add green food color to give special color to it, but spinach itself will give good color)
  4. Add small cubes of paneer to it. Cook it for 2-3 mins. And you delicious Palak Paneer is Ready. And enjoy it with Indian Nan !!!

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    • rumanasaiyed profile image

      Rumana 5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Hi santiniketan,

      cashew nuts give thickness to the gravy.

      Thanks for reading my hub and commenting on it.

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      luna Chakraborty 5 years ago from santiniketan

      Thanks for sharing... but i never used cashew paste but i will try

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      Rumana 5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Cashew nuts will give a thickness to your gravy. Thanks for appreciating my work !!

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      Uzma Shaheen Bhatti 5 years ago from Lahore,Pakistan

      palak paneer is my favourite. I never tried cashew nuts in my recipe of palak paneer, i will give it a try someday.hope it will turn out good.sharing it.

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      Rumana 5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Yes Mr. Rajan I have added little bit of color in it. Thanks for visiting my hub..I really appreciate it!!!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Rumana, thanks for sharing one of my favorite dish recipe. Your dish looks bright green. Just wanted to ask if you've added green color? It really makes the dish stand out.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Rumana 5 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Thank you very much Nell for appreciating my work :)

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, this is something totally different for me, as I have never heard of it before, so its great! I will definitely try to make it, and hopefully it will turn out okay, thanks for the great idea! voted up! nell