Palak Paneer Recipe (Indian Spinach Paneer) 2023

Palak Paneer Recipe (Indian Spinach Paneer)

Palak Paneer is a popular North Indian dish made with spinach (palak) and Indian cheese (paneer). Here's a simple recipe that you can try at home:


  • 1 pound spinach leaves, washed and chopped
  • 8 oz paneer, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil or ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (optional)
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
Palak Paneer Recipe (Indian Spinach Paneer) 2023


  1. Heat oil or ghee in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  3. Add chopped onions, garlic, ginger, and green chilies. Sauté until the onions turn translucent.
  4. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder (optional), and garam masala. Mix well.
  5. Add chopped spinach and stir until it wilts.
  6. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down.
  7. Once cooled, transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. You can also use an immersion blender directly in the pan.
  8. Pour the mixture back into the pan and add water to adjust the consistency.
  9. Add cubed paneer to the pan and mix well.
  10. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the paneer is heated through.
  11. Add salt to taste.
  12. Serve hot with rice or Indian bread like naan or roti.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy Palak Paneer!

Palak Paneer Nutrition information

Here is the approximate nutrition information for the spinach and paneer curry recipe using the given ingredients:

Servings: 4
  • Calories per serving: 284
  • Total fat: 21g
  • Saturated fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Sodium: 333mg
  • Total carbohydrates: 12g
  • Dietary fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Protein: 14g

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