Category: Our Recipes

Category: Our Recipes

Palak Paneer Recipe (Indian Spinach Paneer)

Palak Paneer Recipe (Indian Spinach Paneer)


Indulge in the vibrant flavors of Indian cuisine with this delightful Palak Paneer recipe, a quintessential dish that beautifully combines fresh spinach with soft, creamy paneer cheese. Bursting with aromatic spices and wholesome vegetables, this dish offers a nutritious feast for both the palate and the senses.



Here is a look at the primary ingredients we will need for making a palak paneer recipe. Scroll up to get a detailed list of all the ingredients and their amounts.


  1. Paneer cubed (500 gms)
  2. Sliced onion (1.5 cups)
  3. Ginger (1/3 inch pc)
  4. Garlic (6-7 cloves)
  5. Tomatoes chopped (2 cups)
  6. Green Chilies (5-6 pcs)
  7. Jeera Powder (1 tspn)
  8. Dhoney Powder (1 tspn)
  9. Garam Masala Powder (1/2 tspn)Whole Jeera or cumin seeds (1 tspn)
  10. Whole Dry Red Chili (2-3 pcs)
  11. Chopped vegetables (3-4 cup optional)
  12. Turmeric Powder (1/3 tspn)
  13. Red Chili Powder (1/2 tspn)
  14. Sugar (1 tspn)
  15. Salt (to taste)
  16. White Oil
  17. Butter (1 tbl spn)
  18. Half of a lemon



  • Slice the onions, chop the tomatoes, and make a paste of the ginger garlic. Chop the carrots, beans, cauliflower, and any other vegetables that you want to add. Cut the paneer into cubes and you can fry them but I like mine soft and spongy and hence I don’t fry the paneer.
  • Now let us prep the spinach leaves or palong shak. Soak the spinach in cold iced water for 15 mins to retain the color of the leaves better.
  • Then wash the green leaves thoroughly under running cold water and use your fingers to clean the leaves of all the dirt.
  • Using warm water also helps to wash out the fertilizers and chemical manures.
  • In a large deep pot or dekchi, we will put our roughly chopped spinach leaves.
  • Cover and let it sit over medium-high heat till all the leaves wilt. This helps to reduce the volume of the leaves and takes the raw bite off them.
  • Next, let this cool and we will make a smooth puree of the spinach.
  • Add as little water as required and use either a blender a mixer or a food processor to make this green paste and set aside. This entire procedure helps retain the green color of the spinach more.
  • Next heat some white oil and add in the whole cumin seeds or jeerey, crushed dry red chilies and turmeric powder along wth some sugar.
  • Add in the sliced onions, chopped onion, ginger garlic paste and mix in well.
  • Cook everything well for 3-4 mins.
  • Add in the red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt to taste. Also, slit the green chilies and add in.
  • Cook for 2 more mins.



  • Add in the chopped vegetables and peas.
  • Then cover and cook for 3-4 mins till the vegetables get tender.
  • The green puree that we had made needs to be slowly poured and mixed in the pot now.



  • Mix in and cook covered for 10 mins.
  • Check and fix the salt in the palak gravy.
  • Squeeze in the juice of the lemon half now. This too helps in retaining the color of the palak paneer gravy.
  • Add in the cubed paneer and the garam masala and cook for 5 mins more on medium heat.
  • Add in a dollop of butter at the end.
  • Serve this super nutritious and tasty Indian palak paneer or palang paneer recipe with roti or parantha.



If you like the recipe don’t forget to let me know in the comments section below.





Günter Wilhelm – BBQ Knives

Günter Wilhelm – BBQ Knives

Günter Wilhelm – BBQ Knives are one of the best collections on the market. Our collection includes the most essential knives needed in the Barbecue such as Chef, Paring, Utility, Boning, Cleaver, Carving Knives, and more. They are made from premium German steel, which provides strength and durability German steel is also known for its resistance to rust and corrosion. In addition, the blades are razor-sharp, making it easy to tackle any cutting task like slicing, dicing, chopping, or other cooking stuff for every Barbecue use. Each knife in our collection has an ergonomic handle that helps to reduce fatigue during extended use and will help you to keep a firm grip on the knife, even when your hands are wet or slippery. So, if you are a professional chef, Home Cook, passionate about cooking, or an amateur, looking for the best BBQ knives on the market? Then look no further than Günter Wilhelm. Contact us today to order your own BBQ Knife. You won’t be disappointed.

Chef Knife


German-style Chef Knives are more deeply and continuously curved along the cutting edge. Gunter Wilhelm Chef knives are at the next level. The Steel is manufactured from Premium Solingen High Carbon No-Stain German Steel and Optimized multi-stage heat treatment with an advanced CRYO ice-hardening process for superior hardness, durability, and flexibility characteristics which has corrosion resistance and offers good hardness, for long-lasting edge retention. The Handle is a smart bolster ergonomic handle shape engineered for superior control, agility, and comfort – Premier ProCut offers different types of tangs (Full Tang, Triple Tang, and Full Inner Tang) that is a well-balanced handle that creates better access to the entire length of the blade in ABS or Pakkawood. The Blade is a wide blade sharp heel with smooth spine and more acute 14-degree angles for a noticeably sharper cutting face while most used knives have edge angles of 25 – 15 degrees




Paring Knife


Paring knives may seem like small and insignificant kitchen knives, but they are actually quite versatile and they are essential knives in any kitchen, and Günter Wilhelm Paring Knives are some of the bests on the market. Made from high-quality Premier German Steel, they are designed for precision and durability. The blades are extremely sharp and can handle a variety of tasks, from peeling fruits and vegetables to removing seeds and stems. In addition, the handles are comfortable to hold and provide a secure grip. Whether you’re a professional chef or a home cook, Günter Wilhelm Paring Knives will help you to create culinary masterpieces. So, if you’re looking for a top-of-the-line paring knife, choose Günter Wilhelm. Order yours today and see the difference German engineering can make.

Boning Knife


Günter Wilhelm Boning knives are made from premium German steel, making them some of the finest kitchen knives on the market. The blades are razor-sharp and perfect for precision cutting, making them ideal for cleanly removing poultry and meat from the bone. In addition, the ergonomic handles provide a comfortable grip, even when wet. As a result, Günter Wilhelm Boning knives are an excellent choice for any professional chef or home cook. With their high quality and durability, they will last a lifetime. And because they’re backed by a no-hassle life warranty, you can be sure you’re getting the best value for your money. So, if you’re looking for top-of-the-line boning knives that will make meal prep easier than ever, look no further than Günter Wilhelm. You won’t be disappointed.






Brisket Knife


Brisket Knife is forged from German steel, making them extra hard and extremely sharp. Brisket knives can easily cut through any type of meat, making them the perfect choice for a Thanksgiving meal. Brisket knives are also very popular among professional chefs. This is because they are extremely durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. Thanks to their superior quality, brisket knives will last a lifetime. This holiday season, make sure to add a brisket knife to your kitchen arsenal. Have one of these knives on hand for your next Thanksgiving, barbecue, or large family event so you can get those tasty smoked and grilled meats ready to eat quickly.





Meat Cleaver


Cleavers are one of the most versatile and essential tools in any kitchen. Günter Wilhelm Cleavers are made from premium German steel, which is known for its durability and sharpness and it’s built to last. The sharp blade makes it easy to chop, slice, and dice vegetables, meat, or fruits. Our cleavers can make all the difference and heavy-duty cutting stuff. The Handle is ergonomic making it easy and comfortable to hold even when your hands are wet or slippery, while the wide body is perfect for mincing and crushing garlic. Whether you’re a professional chef or a home cook, our Cleavers are the perfect addition to your kitchen knife collection. So, if you’re looking for top-of-the-line Cleavers, look no further than Günter Wilhelm.






Carving Knife

The carving knife is a little more niche than the chef’s or Santoku knife. Its primary purpose is slicing and carving dense meats. If you’re cooking a large cut of meat like beef, pork, or roasted turkey, a carving knife will come in handy. Compared to the more general-purpose knives, the carving knife is narrower, giving it more precision, and can be longer, which helps it slice through wider pieces. It might have a hollow blade edge to make it easier to release each slice.

While perhaps not an everyday knife, the carving knife is useful to have on hand whenever you are bringing a large roast to the table.

When shopping for a carving knife, look for a blade that is at least 8 inches long, although we find 10 inches the most efficient size. If the blade is too short, it will be difficult to slice larger cuts of meat.



Carving Fork



A carving fork is a helpful tool. The fork can be used to hold the meat in place while you carve, and it also helps to keep your fingers safe from the blade. In addition, the handles of Forks are comfortable to hold and provide a secure grip. If you want to be fully prepared for your holiday meal, get a top-of-the-line Carving Fork. Look no further than Günter Wilhelm.







Asian Cleaver


The Asian Vegetable Cleaver/Knife is an Asian-style cooking knife that is designed with a scalloped blade like this one and optimized for chopping, slicing, and dicing vegetables as well as slicing cooked meats. The wide blade allows you to scoop the chopped/diced food and place it into the cooking pot or serving bowl.






Butcher Knife

A butcher knife does more than you think. While perfect for cutting through meats, this knife also beautifully slices hard fruits and vegetables. For the veggie lovers out there, use a soft rubber mallet with this knife and it will slice right through butternut and acorn squashes, coconuts, corn on the cob, and more. This knife is more than meets the eye.

This chopping tool is perfect for cutting up just about anything. Use this knife to slice vegetables for a veggie tray, to chop gourds and other hard-to-cut vegetables, or to quickly slice up your favorite type of meat. For BBQ lovers, this knife is ideal to trim your meat, cutting your ribs, and much more. No matter the slicing or chopping job, this heavy-duty knife is up to the task. This is a must-have, multi-use tool for your kitchen.



Knife Sharpeners


Knife Sharpeners are a must-have in any kitchen. Providing the basic re-alignment maintenance for your blade is a must-do activity to keep your blades sharp.

A sharp knife is a safe knife and the Knife Sharpener to re-align your edge after you use the knife. Please note that even great blades need to be maintained, realign your blades as often as you can, and sharpen them as needed. A sharp knife is your best friend in the kitchen, enhancing your culinary experience and making your food preparation safer, faster, and easier.



Who would have guessed that an award-winning manufacturer of high-quality knives and cookware would be tucked away right in our own neighborhood?

Günter Wilhelm® was established in 2002 with the mission to design, manufacture, and market a distinctive brand of high-quality knives and cookware at affordable prices. The company spent years interviewing chefs to find out what features they prefer. A knife that was comfortable to hold with a balanced blade and handle were key requests.

Upon visiting the showroom at 628 Swan Street in Ramsey, any Food Channel fan worth their salt will recognize numerous faces on the wall of chefs who swear by Günter Wilhelm knives and cookware. The company manufactures the cutlery of choice for many professional executive chefs, world-class barbecue and grilling champions, numerous pit and grill masters, and countless backyard and home cooks.

This year marks Günter Wilhelm’s 20th year in business, and CEO David Malek takes great pride in his company’s products. “We wanted to build sharp knives with good edge retention,” says David. “We tested steel from around the world and found we preferred German steel, which is very hard but very maintainable.” Although the steel from Japan is extremely hard, it is more prone to nick and chip, and the narrow angle of the edge makes it hard to maintain and sharpen. The German steel is treated with a unique heat process that keeps the edge sharp and the knife strong without being brittle. “This is especially appropriate for something like a filet knife, which needs to be flexible,” says David.

After an intensive R&D process, the Executive Chef line of knives was created, featuring a triple-tang handle design. This means that the blade’s steel is set all the way down to the bottom of the wood handle, making it exceptionally strong and secure. David also developed the ProCut collection, which features versatile knives with antibacterial handles.

In addition to their cutlery lines, Günter Wilhelm manufactures cast aluminum cookware developed in collaboration with the German National Culinary team. The products are handmade in Germany from heavy-duty aluminum, which is perfect for heat distribution, offering unsurpassed non-stick performance and easy cleaning. The non-stick coating is water-based and free of solvents. When you visit the showroom, check out the video in which the military tank runs over various brands of pots. Guess which pot holds up in the end? (I won’t give it away!)

Günter Wilhelm’s showroom features the full product line, including modular, reversible knife block sets. They also offer a unique laser engraving service which is perfect for gifting (think: housewarming, wedding, and foodservice related gifts).

Günter Wilhelm is the Official Cutlery and Cookware of The White House Chef Tour (2010 to present), and the Official Cutlery of the World Food Championships (2014 to 2017). It has been awarded multiple recognitions and endorsements from executive, professional, and celebrity chefs, top-ranked restaurants, and numerous home cooks and chefs.

David shares a story of one particular chef who befriended the company online and consistently provided excellent reviews. While at the International Restaurant and Food Service Show, the chef approached the Günter Wilhelm table and introduced himself. “When I shook his hand, I could see that his uniform indicated that he was a White House chef,” says David. “That was pretty amazing. We still work together—he loves our cookware too.”

“We’ve been at shows and competitions where we’ve won in almost every category, including ‘best in show,'” says David. “It’s an amazing feeling. I was at an event in Seattle, and I had a couple of knives with me. Someone was demonstrating a hog butchering class, and he asked to borrow a knife. Later, he took a picture together with me. Unbeknownst to me, it was Mark Lambert, six-time barbecue world champion. He is an icon in the barbecue community. Today, Mark sells Günter Wilhelm knives.

Günter Wilhelm also received outstanding reviews from Barbecue Hall of Famer, Meathead, who recommended Günther Wilhelm on his website and recognized the line as one of the best products of 2020. “The barbecue and grilling world is filled with wonderful people,” says David. “It is awesome to work with them. These BBQ champions and professional chefs see so many pieces of equipment throughout the year. It’s a huge honor to be the cutlery and cookware of choice for those guys. It’s really great.”


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Article by Kris Pepper
Photography by Sarah Flannery
Originally published in Northwest Bergen Lifestyle