Saturday, March 5, 2016

gongura(sorrel leaves paneer)

Gongura paneer or sorrel leaves saag paneer is  very healthy paneer dish which I adapted from vahrehwah .When I first saw this recipe thought how can be gongura which is sour, combined with paneer..But I  thought it is something different and give a try.Finally I got fresh gongura leaves in the grocery store and tried this recipe.It is very great in taste and easy to cook.Gongura which is a very healthy leaafy vegetable and a great source of iron.Here goes yummy gongura paneer with rice or roti.Iam posting this recipe in BM#62 under the theme "No tomato gravies."


  • Paneer 2 lbs
  • onion 1
  • green chilli4 to 5
  • Gongura leaves 1 bunch ( 200 gms)
  • ginger 2 small pieces
  • garlic 6 small pods
  • curry leaves 2 springs
  • cumin seeds 1tspn
  •  chilli powder 1 tspn
  • turmeric powder 1/4 tspn
  • oil  3 to 4 tbspn
  • coriander powder 1 tspn
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan,add ginger garlic pieces,greenchilli,onions,salt and saute well.
  • Slowly add sour green leaves or gongura leaves to the pan and cook until this is soft.( hardly it takes 5 to 8 mins)Then  grind into paste when it is completely cool down.
  • Heat a pan, add  jeera,curry leaves,chopped onions,salt,turmeric powder,chilli powder little water,coriander powder and some more water  to mix it well.
  • when the mixture comes to boil add already prepared gongura paste and fried paneer.(  before adding ,fry paneer in separate pan keep aside)Cook this for few more mins and switch off the flame.Enjoy with rice or roti.


  1. I haven't tried this combo yet. Bet gongura lends a creamy, tangy base to paneer.

  2. i am totally a paneer person! and this is new to me:)

  3. Now that is one new combination! I am a gongura fan though it's been a while since I have prepared it!

  4. Slurp slurp, my mouth is just watering here..Wat a fantastic paneer dish.

  5. This is a nice twist to the common palak paneer. Looks awesome..

  6. Interesting combo. I can imagine the tangy flavor of gongura blending in with the rich taste of paneer.

  7. I haven't seen this green but the recipe sounds good .

  8. This must be a nice tangy rich gravy.

  9. Never tried this combo,sounds yummy..

  10. Love both ingredients separately, never tried the combo. Definitely going to try this, dish looks delicious.

  11. Sounds delicious. I love both the ingredients so will try this soon.

  12. I made this dish from Vah Chef too and loved it. You are tempting me to make it again soon.

  13. Oh thats so new..never tried with gongura...