Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is a traditional North Indian delicacy and is an integral part of the Punjabi cuisine. This healthy and awesome dish combines fresh spinach and Cottage cheese/Paneer in a creamy curry. Serve this amazing paneer dish with the goodness of palak along with roti/paratha or naan.

Palak Paneer

 YIELD –2 persons


Palak / Indian Spinach - 1 bunch
Paneer cubes - 1 cup
Onion - 1 big roughly chopped
Garlic - 3 pods
Ginger - 1" piece
Green chili - 1 big (select less spicy - add according to your taste)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
salt as per taste
chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
cream to garnish - 1 tsp
Palak Paneer


  1. Wash the palak leaves properly and blanch them in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Pour cold water over leaves to cool it down. Drain out excess water.
  2. Add onion, green chilli , chopped ginger, garlic and palak in a grinder and make a smooth paste. Add little water if required.
  3. Soak paneer cubes in a boiling water for 5-7 minutes to make it softer.
  4. Heat the oil a pan and add cumin seeds. Add above prepared palak paste. add salt and chili powder. Bring it to boil.
  5. Just before serving add lemon juice and paneer cubes in a hot boiling palak gravy.
  6. Garnish with fresh cream. Delicious Palak Paneer is ready to serve with your choice of Paratha/Naan.
Palak Paneer


If green chili is too spicy then avoid adding dry chili powder.
If you wish you can deep fry paneer cubes to make it more flavourful.

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Healthy and yummy curry :) Looks so tempting and thanks for linking such a delicious and healthy recipe to my contest..My best wishes :)
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Unknown said...

tempting and delicious..

None can resist it...truly yummy paneer make.

Delicious side dish

Unknown said...

Yummy yummy..

radha said...

an old favourite

Irresistible,droolworthy and totally inviting.

Reshmi said...

lovely colour

Alida said...

This is lovely. A yummy recipe which I am bookmarking straight away!
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fantastic palak paneer recipe. yumm

Shanthi said...

delicious and healthy dish...

Julie said...

authentic & delicious combo..yummy!!

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Anonymous said...

looks so delicious.....

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