Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Punjabi

The popular Punjabi dish palak paneer made this way is both healthy and delicious


  • Fresh spinach, chopped 1½ cups
  • Low fat cottage cheese (paneer), cubed ½ cup
  • Refined oil 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Onions, finely chopped ¾ cup
  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Tomato puree 1 cup
  • Green chillies, slit 2 to 3 + to garnish
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Sugar ½ tsp


  • Blanch spinach in sufficient water boiling in a deep non-stick pan for 2-3 minutes. Drain, refresh in cold water and drain well. Transfer into a mixer jar and grind into a puree.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and onions and saute till onions are golden brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and mix well. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt and mix well. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Add tomato puree and green chillies and mix well. Saute till oil begins to separate.
  • Add spinach puree and mix well. Add cottage cheese cubes, garam masala powder and sugar and mix well. Cover and cook cottage cheese cubes in this gravy for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with green chillies and serve hot with naan.