Palak Paneer Recipe | Instant Pot Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer Recipe | Instant Pot Palak Paneer Recipe
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Palak Paneer Recipe is the most popular North Indian dish made where paneer Cubes (Cottage Cheese) is cooked with Spinach Purée & Indian Spices. This is a delightful and easy to make Vegetarian dish goes well with Naan, Paratha or Jeera Rice.

Palak Paneer Recipe | Instant Pot Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer Recipe is the most popular North Indian dish made where paneer Cubes (Cottage Cheese) is cooked with Spinach Purée & Indian Spices. This is a delightful and easy to make Vegetarian dish goes well with Naan, Paratha or Jeera Rice.

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 30 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

How to Make Palak Paneer in Instant Pot

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  1. Press SAUTE on Instant Pot. Add Oil to the Pot. Add Cumin Seeds & Asafoetida/Hing  once the oil is hot, and let the Cumin Splutter.

  2. Next, Add roughly Chopped Onion, Ginger, Green Chilies(Optional) , and sauté until onions turn light brown.

  3. Add Roughly diced Tomatoes. Saute well for a minutes. Add Salt, and Saute well until tomatoes turns soft and mushy.

  4. Add Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder and Red Chili Powder. And Saute for 1-2 minutes.

  5. Add fresh Spinach and Water.

  6. Close the lid securely, and turn the vent to Sealing.

    Select the PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) setting and set the cooking time to 1 minute.

  7. When the Instant Pot beeps, release pressure manually after 2 minutes. 

    Blend the ingredients in the pot to a creamy texture using a immersion blender.

    If you don’t have an immersion blender, then take out the mixture, let it cool down completely then blend it  well and add the mixture back to instant pot.

  8. Lastly, add Garam Masala and Paneer Cubes ( Cottage Cheese) and Mix Well.

  9. Cover & Cook it on Saute mode for 1-2 minutes

  10. Delicious Easy Pressure Cooker Palak Paneer is ready to serve.

    Enjoy it with your favorite Indian Bread Variety (Roti, Naan, Paratha) or even with Rice.    

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Paneer made of?

Paneer is a kind of fresh Cheese made by curdling milk using an acidic food ingredient like Lemon Juice, Vinegar, Yogurt (curd) or Citric Acid.

What is the difference between Saag Paneer and Paneer Paneer?

Saag Paneer can be made with mixture of any leafy Greens like Spinach, Mustard Leaves, Fenugreek Leaves and many more, but, Palak Paneer is strictly made with Spinach only. 

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