Palak Paneer Recipe

Posted on April 30th, 2011 by
Palak Paneer Recipe
Serves 4 people
25 minutes

Palak Paneer is a combination of spinach and Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) is eaten allover India with slight variations in the spices. This is mildly flavored and very healthy Indian Vegetarian curry. Seved with rice or any Indian bread.


  1. Blend together ginger, garlic and green chilli with 2 tablespoons of water in a blender, until smooth paste.
  2. Blend together thawed spinach with 1/2 cup of water in a blender, until smooth paste, keep aside.
  3. In a big bowl mix together 2 to 3 cups of water and salt, keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in large non stick pan on medium heat, add paneer pieces and fry them until golden brown.
  5. Remove paneer with slotted spoon and add to salted water for 10 minutes, drain and keep aside.
  6. In same oil add ginger, garlic and green chilli paste and fry it stirring constantly.
  7. Add spinach puree, red chili powder and salt, mix well.
  8. When gravy comes to a boil, add fried paneer mix well and cook for 2 more minutes.
  9. Finally add cream and garam masala powder mix well and turn off the heat.
  10. Serve hot with rice or any Indian bread.


  • 1 10 oz Frozen Spinach, thawed
  • 1 Cup Paneer, cubed
  • 1 inch piece Ginger
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 6 Tablespoons Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • Salt to Taste
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Curry / Subzi Paneer (Indian Cheese)

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4 Responses to “Palak Paneer Recipe”

  1. Can someone please suggest me some tasty Paneer Recipes. Most of the time I have to pick up ready to make dishes from the store and make it. I would rather like to try some Paneer dishes myself without any of these Ready to Make help. Some of the dishes I like or taster are
    Paneer Butter Masala
    Kadhai Paneer
    Palak Paneer
    Mutter Paneer
    Paneer TIkka Masala.

  2. I used half of my paneer to make palak paneer. I need some recipes to use up the other half.

    Sadly for me, it seems a lot of the websites I visit use ingredients I’ve never heard of.

    Any suggestions on how to use it?
    Pooja – what is kasuri methi?

  3. Can I subsitute tofu for paneer in a palak paneer recipe to make it vegan?

  4. hello, can i know which part of India is PALAK PANEER originated ?
    thanks !

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