Palak Paneer Recipe

January 10, 2018
1 Ratings
Photo by dontask4salt
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Full recipe here Palak paneer recipe, an Indian curry with soft cubes of cheese simmered in a mildly spiced spinach gravy. All of the spinach benefits in an easy to make and absolutely delicious Indian curry. —dontask4salt

What You'll Need
  • 250 grams Spinach
  • 220 grams Paneer
  • 2 Tomatoes Diced
  • 1 Chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1/2 Inch ginger minced
  • 20 milliliters Fresh Cream
  • Rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds; ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder; ½ tsp Red chilli powder; 1 tsp Cumin Powder; 1 tsp Coriander Powder; ½ tsp Garam masala powder; Chilli flakes to garnish; Salt to taste
  1. Bring a saucepan with water to boil and blanch the spinach for 1 minute, drain and cool down in ice water. This will keep the bright green colour on the spinach.
  2. Heat up 1tbsp of oil in a pan, when hot add the cumin seeds they should sizzle immediately, add the onion, garlic, ginger and chillies, cook on medium flame until onion gets golden brown. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until soft, turn off the flame and let it cool down.
  3. Blend this mixture together with the blanched spinach, you can add a touch of water if required to get a thick and smooth paste.
  4. Heat up 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add the turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin and coriander and fry for some seconds until spices release their aroma, add the spinach paste cook for 2 minutes on medium-high flame, then add water and cook for 5 minutes more.
  5. Add the paneer to the gravy, mix well to coat the cheese cook for 5 minutes, then add the garam masala and the fresh cream, stir and cook on low flame for 2 minutes, then garnish it with chilli flakes and serve with hot naan or roti.

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4 Reviews

Surin January 18, 2019
I made this and it's pretty good. In step 4 it says to add water but never specifies how much -- it would be really helpful to have guidance here.
Julie D. May 20, 2018
So. Bought the ingredients, read through the recipe, started cooking, and in the middle of it realized there were no specified seasonings in the list of ingredients, nor measurements for them. Will go find some quick substitutes, and would love to try it again!
dontask4salt May 20, 2018
Please find the complete recipe here
Julie D. May 28, 2018
Thank you! I made some quick substitutions/guesses the night I made it, and the dish is now a family favorite - they even ate the leftovers for breakfast one day!