Monday, October 27, 2014

Palak Paneer Recipe | Indian Cottage Cheese In Spinach Gravy | Paneer Spinach Curry

Palak Paneer Recipe
Palak Paneer or Indian Cottage Cheese/Paneer in Spinach Gravy is a North Indian Side dish that is loved by most of the people around the world. It is also one of the most Popular Vegetarian Restaurant Menu. I have tried few varieties of spinach gravy with Potato(Aloo Palak), cauliflower(Gobi Palak), channa(channa Palak), Tofu(Tofu Palak) and Paneer. Of all the recipes I loved this Palak/Spinach curry a lot. This is a very mild palak/spinach gravy without any fancy masala and more ingredients. I got this recipe from my Neighbor Aunt. I have tried this recipe a couple of times and everytime it turned out awesome. This Palak Paneer can be made in a jiffy, this is a must try recipe for those whole love spinach and paneer.

Palak Paneer
Palak Paneer Recipe
 Prep Time : 15 minutes | Cook Time : 20 minutes or less
Recipe Category : Side dish | Recipe Cuisine : Indian
Serves   3

  1. Paneer / Indian Cottage Cheese   7 oz or 1 cup cubed paneer
  2. Spinach/Palak    1 bunch
  3. Ginger   1" piece
  4. Garlic  2 fat cloves
  5. Green Chilli   2 no.
  6. Sugar  a pinch
  7. Onion  1 medium(finely chopped)
  8. Tomato  1 small(finely chopped)
  9. Garlic   1/2 tsp (finely chopped)
  10. Salt   to taste
  11. Butter   1/2 tbsp
  12. Oil   2 tsp
  13. Cumin seeds    1/4-1/2 tsp
  • First wash spinach thorughly in running water, then chop it roughly and keep ready.
  • In a wide vessel, add chopped spinach, garlic, ginger and green chilli, sugar and sprinkle some water(1/4 cup) and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Once it turned soft and tender turn off the stove and allow to cool for a while.
  • Meanwhile, chop onions, tomato and paneer and keep aside.
  • Then in a mixer jar add the cooked spinach-ginger-garlic and blend it to a smooth paste and keep aside.
  • Heat oil and butter in a kadai, add cumin seeds and finely chopped garlic and allow to splutter and fry well.
  • And then add finely chopped onions, sprinkle a pinch of salt and saute till it turns light golden brown.
  • Then add finely chopped tomato and saute till it turn soft and mushy.
  • Now add the ground spinach paste, little water(1/2 cup) and enough salt and bring it to half boil(cook in medium heat without closing the kadai with lid).
  • Once it starts to boil, add the cubed paneer pieces and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • That's it...Delicious Palak Paneer ready.
Adding sugar helps to retain the fresh green colour.
I did not add cream or half and half, but if you want can add 2-3 tbsp in the end.
With the same spinach gravy, instead of paneer you can also add cooked potato/aloo, roasted tofu, cooked channa.
Paneer In Spinach Gravy

Palak Paneer


  1. what a color! I also love the palak based gravy.. Pass me that bowl and few rotis

  2. Colour full wonder palak ....continously a hit all over..mmmm

  3. Love that bright green color, an all time favorite..

  4. such a lovely green colour and it looks so tempting.

  5. Looks super attractive, paneer with palak is very tempting!


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