Friday, June 8, 2012

Malai Palak Paneer Subzi/ Creamy Spinach Cottage Cheese Cuury

Spinach is one of those super vegetable which has to be included in our everyday diet.  We know that spinach is a rich source of iron, apart from that spinach is also rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, magnesium etc. Palak Paneer in Creamy sauce is very good in taste and yes ofcourse health. There’s something about the creamed spinach and the soft paneer that is just amazing!

2 medium onions, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red chili powder
2 cloves
2 whole cardamoms
2" long cinnamon stick
1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp garam masala
16 oz spinach, boiled and pureed
1 cup heavy whipping cream
16 oz paneer, diced and lightly fried
2 red chillies

  • Heat oil in a sauce pan and add the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, red chillies and onions.
  • When the onions are light brown, add the garlic and tomatoes and all the spices.
  • Cover and simmer till the tomatoes are cooked.
  • Add the spinach and heavy cream. Simmer for couple of minutes before adding the paneer cubes.
  • Serve with bread or rice.

-Cooking the spinach gravy on low will add good taste to this dish.
-Be moderate with your salt, as spinach is already salty by nature.
-Boiling the spinach without the lid will make to retain its green colour. If you over cook or close the lid, your spinach will lose colour and it may turn into little black in the gravy.
-Remember to boil the spinach in water for few minutes to remove certain types of acid in the leaves.  Don't drink or use the boiled water as stock, since the acids are not good for your health. 


  1. the gravy looks very thick and buttery, bt when i saw the recipe there was no butter at all.excellent

  2. Looks lovely. Perfect with rotis and thx for linking.



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