Over the years we have developed a taste for Tofu and so are slowly trying to replace paneer with tofu. Palak/Spinach is well known for its health benefits and so I try to include palak in as many dishes as possible. Luckily for me, our picky eaters are not picky about palak! Her how I make at home.. 

Ingredients - 

Palak (Spinach) 2 cups
Extra Firm Tofu cubed 1 cup
Onion 1 medium
Tomato 1 medium 
Cashews 3 Tbsp
Green chillies 2-3 (As per taste)
Dhania-Jeera Powder 1 tsp
Cloves 3-4
Cinnamon 2 1-inch pieces
Cardamom 1-2Milk 1/2 cup
Oil 1-2 Tbsp
Jeera 1/2 tspSalt as per taste

Method Of Preparation - 
In a heated skillet, pour 1tsp oil and saute jeera, add chopped onion and saute until golden brown.

Add chopped tomato and cook along with the onions. Also add the green chillies and take this mixture off the stove. Transfer into another bowl/plate to let it cool.

In a separate pan, spray some oil and saute the cubed tofu until they are golden brown and set them aside.

Meanwhile blanch (put in boil water for 3-4 min) the palak leaves (until the leaves are wilted) and keep them aside. Alternatively, the spinach/palak leaves can be sauteed in a little oil.

Make a paste of the onion - tomato mixture and cashews. Also make a paste of blanched/sauteed palak.

In the same heated skillet, add the remaining oil and add cloves, cinnamon and cardamom, saute them and add the onion-tomato paste and saute till oil oozes out (Add a little water if needed).

Add the palak paste and milk and let it simmer for a few minutes (4-5min) and then add the sauteed tofu and mix well. 

Give some time for the tofu to take in all the flavors, cover with a lid and switch off the flame. 

Some might like a dollop of sour cream or whipped cream to give it a rich flavor!

Serve it hot over rice/roti/naan.

Note - Tofu can be substituted with Paneer or Potato cubes!!

Sending this to 'Tasty Tofu Treats' hosted by PJ.

Serves 3-4 Adults

Preparation Time 25 min 
Posted by Harini on Monday, May 31, 2010


  1. Nithu Bala Says:
  2. Healthy and yummy..

  3. thats good idea tofu n palak..sure its a very healthy choice and delicious one..best with chapathi and even rice

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Palak tofu sounds truly delectable and healthy..

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