Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is an all time favorite, healthy dish. You can make it for parties or any day at home. When making at home, I don't use cream.


Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Serves: 2-3


1/2 kg Spinach
100 gms Paneer, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 medium Onion
6 cloves Garlic (I use 1/2 tsp Garlic paste)
2 inch Ginger (I use 1/2 tsp Ginger paste)
2-3 tsp Green chillies (to taste)
2 medium tomatoes
1/2 cup Fresh Cream
1 tsp Cumin seeds
Salt to taste
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
Vegetable oil as required


  1. Pressure cook spinach for about 7-8 minutes (just before the first whistle). Drain and grind to a fine paste. I microwave it.
  2. Grind together onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies to a fine paste.
  3. Grind tomato to a fine paste.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add paneer blocks. Fry these pieces on both sides till they turn golden, and place them in a bowl of water while you prepare the gravy. I normally don't fry the paneer and use them as is.
  5. Heat 2 tblsp oil. Saute onion paste till transluscent.
  6. Add salt and garam masala. Stir well.
  7. Add tomato puree and cook well.
  8. Add paneer and cooked ground spinach. Mix well.
  9. Decorate with fresh cream and serve.


Ishani said...

Nice recipe... looks very tasty...

Ekta Gupta said...

Thank you very much Ishani!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I llove Palak panner havent made it ages.. look very yummy and I am craving for some now!!!