Palak Paneer

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Sep. 11, 2013

Palak Paneer is a very popular gravy curry. This is a curry with a good blend of spices cooked with lots of Spinach and Indian Cottage Cheese (Paneer). Palak Paneer tastes great with phulkas, rotis, naan or any other Indian Bread.


Oil 2 Teaspoon
Cubed paneer 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Spinach 3 Cup (48 tbs) , washed (tightly packed)
For the seasoning
Canola oil 2 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Ginger garlic paste 2 Teaspoon
Green chillies 2 Small (or to taste)
Coriander powder 2 Teaspoon
Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
All purpose flour 1 Teaspoon
Tomato 1 Large , chop
Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Kasoori methi 2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Garam masala powder 1/4 Teaspoon



1. In a pan pour oil and fry the paneer over low flame for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Once done remove and set aside.

2. In the same pan add the spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes or until wilted. Turn off the heat and add the spinach in the blender jar. Set aside

3. In another pan add oil and cumin seeds and let it sizzle, add onion and cook until the onions are soft.

4. Add ginger and garlic paste, green chilies, coriander powder, cumin powder and red chili powder. Stir and cook for 30 seconds.

5. Add all-purpose flour and cook for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and cook covered for 4-5 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft.

6. Add the mixture to the blender jar along with the spinach, allow it to cool and blend until smooth puree,

7. In a pan add the blended puree and cook for 2-3 minutes and then add milk, kasoori methi and paneer.

8. Stir everything and add salt to taste followed by garam masala powder. Stir and turn off the heat.


9. Serve with roti, naan or any Indian bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 280Calories from Fat 142

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 629 mg26.21%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 10 g

Protein 18 g36%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet