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Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer

Palak paneer is a nice dish made with spinach and paneer with added spices.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Indian gravy recipes, Palak, Paneer, paneer recipes, Spinach, spinach recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes


  • 100 grams Paneer Cubed
  • 1 bunch Spinach
  • 1 big Onion Chopped
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 3-4 Green Chilies
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Salt or as per your taste.
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Cream (Optional)


  • Boil 3-4 cups of water in a vessel.
  • Add the spinach leaves to the boiling water and boil for 2-3 minutes.
  • When the spinach is blanched completely, turn off the flame.
  • Drain off the water completely and cool down the spinach.
  • Add blanched spinach, ginger, garlic, and green chilies to a blender.
  • Blend it to a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of butter in a wide pan or vessel.
  • When the butter is melted, add cubed paneer and fry them until they turn slightly golden on both sides.
  • Transfer the fried paneer into a plate.
  • Now add oil to the same pan and add cumin seeds.
  • Add onions and fry them until they are translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and cook them till they become mushy.
  • Now add the spinach paste blended earlier.
  • Mix well and add salt.
  • Cook well for 5 mins or until the raw smell goes off. Check the taste and add salt as per your taste.
  • Add the fried paneer and cook them for 3-4 minutes.
  • Finally, add garam masala powder, mix well, and turn off the flame.
  • Palak paneer is ready to eat. Add cream just before serving.