Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is a healthy and amazingly delicious paneer recipe. Relish it with paratha, jeera rice or phulka.

Also try: Palak Paneer (No Onion No Garlic).

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 25 mins, Total – 35 mins.

Servings: 2


  1. Spinach – 150 grams
  2. Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) – 200 grams (cut into cubes)
  3. Onion – 1 small (finely chopped)
  4. Tomatoes – 2 medium (blend to a smooth paste)
  5. Green Chilli – 2 (blend along with tomatoes)
  6. Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
  7. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  8. Asafoetida a large pinch
  9. Bay Leaf – 1
  10. Black Cardamom – 1
  11. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  13. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  14. Oil – 2 tbsp
  15. Water – 1/2 cup
  16. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Palak Paneer:

  1. Add spinach and 1/4 cup water to a pressure cooker, close the lid and cook for one whistle on high flame. Turn off the flame, release the pressure and let it cool down. Now transfer it to a blending jar and blend to a smooth paste. Keep aside
  2. Heat oil in a pan or a kadai. Add bay leaf and black cardamom, saute until fragrant
  3. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida, let it splutter
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste and onion. Saute on medium flame until light golden brown
  5. Add tomato-green chilli paste, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Cook until oil starts to separate
  6. Add paneer and salt. Mix and cook for 2-3 mins
  7. Add spinach paste, 1/4 cup water and garam masala powder. Mix and cook for a min. Your Palak Paneer is ready. 


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