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Palak Paneer Recipe


This Palak Paneer recipe is healthy, packed with Nutritious, hearty and satisfying comfort food! The texture is SO SO creamy and its a classic comforting recipe!



1 bunch of palak (spinach)

1 cup of paneer (cottage cheese)

2 tomatoes (puree)

2 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon chilli powder

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

To grind:

4 Dry red chillies

3 garlic pods

3 ginger pieces

1 teaspoon peppercorns


To a pan, add butter and spinach stir fry for few seconds. Add into a blender and grind to a fine puree. You may also add 1/4 cup water to puree.

To the same pan, add butter, add cumin seed. Let it sizzle for a few seconds.

Meanwhile, grind dry red chillies, peppercorns, ginger and garlic, Sprinkle little water and grind to a fine puree. Add to the pan, Stir and cook for 3 mins till the raw smell disappears.

Add tomato puree, stir and cook for 5 mins.

Add chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Stir and cook till the raw smell of the gravy disappears.

Add spinach puree.

Stir and cook for 2 mins.

Add the cubed paneer. Cover and cook for a few more. Add some fresh cream on top. Give a quick mix and serve!

Palak paneer is ready to be served!


Tips to make the best palak paneer recipe:

Paneer/cottage cheese: Cottage cheese is widely available in India, if you live in abroad it is available in Asian section in the grocery store. Use good quality paneer for best results. You may also use homemade paneer for the best results. Check out my FAQ section below to Make homemade paneer recipe.

Spinach: Get a tender and firm spinach. I usually saute the spinach in butter to enhance the flavour.

Grind the masala: The ingredients “ under grind “ has to grind to a very fine consistency that helps to get a smoothy palak paneer.
You may also use soaked cashews as well.

  • Category: Curries
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: indian

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