16 July 2014

Palak Paneer Recipe | Indian Cheese and Spinach Curry

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Palak Paneer

Healthy and delicious Indian cheese and spinach curry.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3
  1. Spinach /Palak - 1 bunch
  2. Paneer - 200 to 250 gms
  3. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  4. Onion,finely chopped - 1 medium( approx 3/4 cup)
  5. Ginger and garlic,crushed - 1.5 tsp
  6. Green chilies,finely chopped - 1
  7. Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  8. Kashmiri chili powder - 1/2 to 3/4 tsp( according to taste)
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  10. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  11. Tomato,finely chopped - 1 small( 1/4 cup)
  12. Kasuri Methi - 1 tsp
  13. Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  14. Fresh cream - 1 or 2 tbsp
  15. Water - as required
  16. Salt - to taste
  • Soak paneer in hot water until required.
  • Boil water in a pan and add washed spinach,cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • Transfer the cooked spinach to a bowl containing ice cold water.(This is done to stop the cooking and also to preserve the green color.)Drain and puree the spinach in a blender,keep aside. 
  • Heat oil in a pan,add cumin seeds and let it splutter.Add onion,ginger,garlic and green chilies.
  • Saute until it turns golden brown.Next add asafoetida,kashmiri chili powder,turmeric powder and coriander powder.Saute for few seconds.
  • Now add finely chopped tomato and mix well.Cook until tomato turns mushy and oil starts to separate .
  • Next add the pureed spinach , crushed kasuri methi, required amount of water and salt to taste.Mix well and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Now add drained paneer cubes, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes.Add garam masala and fresh cream,mix well and switch off the stove.
    • You can  substitute fresh  cream with yogurt,if desired.
    • Adjust the quantity of water according the consistency required.
    • You can also shallow fry the paneer cubes,if desired.


    1. This looks very tasty. Your pictures are beautiful!

    2. Beautidully explained recipe..it is too twmpting and goes well eith chapatis and breadsnn

    3. love the step pictures:)delicious

    4. Anyone who can say no? my kids favourite dish

    5. Whenever I make and click Paalak Paneer, my pictures are always dull and boring !! So far, I have clicked and then deleted at least a dozen of pictures for this dish. Yours look so subtle, simple and yet inviting !! Love them :)

    6. All I need is some roti's to go with it. Looks great!

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