How to make Palak Paneer Tofu -

Palak paneer made more nutritious with the addition of tofu.Palak paneer made more nutritious with the addition of tofu. This vegan saag paneer has pan fried tofu cubes that stand in for cheese and are smothered in spicy curried spinach and coconut milk mixture. It is pretty simple to make as well as healthy because it doesn't need any cream in this.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Fresh spinach puree , Paneer (cottage cheese)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Palak Paneer Tofu

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Paneer Tofu Recipe

  • Fresh spinach puree 1 cup

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 100 grams

  • Hard tofu 100 grams

  • Silken tofu 1 Thick slice

  • Oil 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Green chillies chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 6-8

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 1/2 teaspoons


Step 1

Heat oil in non stick pan, add cumin seeds and garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 2

Add onions and sauté till well browned.

Step 3

Cut hard tofu, silken tofu and paneer into squares.

Step 4

Add green chillies, black peppercorns, paneer, hard tofu, salt, spinach puree and 4-5 tbsps water to the pan. Mix and add garam masala powder. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Add silken tofu and mix gently. Cook for 2-3 minutes more.

Step 6

Serve hot with chapatti.

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