Vegan Palak Paneer

By • March 8, 2010 • 2 Comments


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Author Notes: I can't eat dairy anymore but I love palak paneer. After a number of trial runs (good thing my boyfriend doesn't mind being a guinea pig :)), I managed to create a pretty good approximation with this vegan version.RellaBellaK

Serves 4-6

  • 1 tablespoon light olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 block tofu, pressed & drained
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seed
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 12 ounces frozen spinach, defrosted
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable stock
  1. Heat oil in large saucepan and saute onions and garlic until soft, 6-8 minutes.
  2. Cut tofu into 1/2-inch cubes. Add to pan and brown, 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add spices & ginger, stirring to coat. Add spinach & stock, bring to a boil, then turn down flame to simmer 15-20 minutes.

Tags: dinner for two, indian, Side Dishes, spinach, tofu, Vegan, Vegetarian

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3 months ago Nicole

I found the ginger to be slightly overpowering, so I'd probably cut it down in the future, but it was still delicious! This was my first time attempting my favorite Indian dish and I was definitely not disappointed by this recipe- thank you!!

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about 4 years ago HaikuTofu

This looks amazing! I love paneer, but don't eat it nearly enough. It's nice to find some vegan recipes here!