Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer originated from North India and one of very classic dish. This is available on all good Indian restaurant menu. It is made of Indian cottage cheese in spinach gravy and flavored with spices .


  • Paneer – 1/2 cup(homemade)
  • Spinach – 2 cup
  • Tomato – 2 chopped
  • Gram flour – 2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tsp  chopped
  • Cumin seed – 1tbs
  • Green chili – 1  chopped
  • Black paper powder – 1tbs
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp( as per taste)
  • Cooking oil -2 tbsp
  • Onion – 1 finely chopped
  • Garlic-4 to 5
  • Ginger-1 tsp paste
  • Red chili powder-1 tbs
  • Garam masala-1 tbs
  • Lemon juice-1 tsp
  • Cashew nut- 6 to 8 pieces


Step 1 – Take  one cup of water in a saucepan and add chopped tomato then boil it for 5-10 minutes till it gets soften. Switch off flame and keep aside.

Step 2 – Boil water in a pan add washed spinach leaves, cook it for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and quickly wash with cold water, squeeze out excess water and chop finely.

Step 3 – In grinder take spinach, cashew nut, green chili, coriander leaves grind it well then keep aside.

Step 4 – Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan add  paneer and fry it and take out and keep in water. In same pan add 1/2 tsp cumin seed when seed crackle add chopped onion cook till brown. Add ginger garlic paste cook 30 seconds add boiled tomato cook 1-2 minutes add gram flour  mix it. Add garam masala, red chili powder, coriander powder and mix it then add spinach gravy mix it. Cook it for 2-3 minutes, add salt and  fried paneer then  cook it for another 1 -2 minutes. Switch off flame and add lemon juice mix it proper serve with roti/naan/ rice.

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  1. E. Teresinha says:

    Since the first time I tried, I was never able to forget Palak Paneer. It is so delicious! Thank you for the memories 🙂

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