Palak Paneer Recipe

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Palak Paneer is one of the most famous dish of Punjabi Cuisine. It is made with fresh Indian Palak (Spinach) and Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese). Both are high in nutrition and iron.

In Indian households Palak and Paneer is famous combination and people make it in their own styles. Some may boil the spinach some may not. Some people fry the paneer and some may not. Every one has its own taste bud but one thing is common and that is palak and paneer.

Here Paneer is cooked in spinach based gravy and fresh Indian spices. Palak Paneer is one of the most delicious recipe to serve with Roti, Naan or Rice. you can see Palak Paneer as a main course dish in almost every Indian Wedding.

Today I’m cooking it for my Punjabi guests and I’m sure they are going to love it. Punjabi’s generally add ghee in it, but I’m going to make it in oil and rest of ingredients are same which they use.

Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer Recipe Ingredients
Palak Paneer Recipe Ingredients

How to make Palak Paneer Recipe:

Palak Paneer Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 240

Fat per serving: 14.22g

Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer is one of the most famous Dish of Punjabi Cuisine. It is made with fresh Indian Palak (Spinach) and Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese). Both are cooked in Tomatoes and Fresh Indian Spices.


  • 300gm Fresh Palak (spinach) chopped
  • 100gm cottage cheese (paneer)
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste or finely chopped
  • 4 green chillies finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon jeera powder
  • 2 tablespoon fresh cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp oil or ghee
  • Salt to taste


  1. Clean and wash palak in normal running water. Add little bit of oil and keep on gas to boil. Drain water, leave to cool and grind into smooth puree. Palak Paneer Recipe Step 1
  2. Cut the paneer in medium size cubes, sprinkle little salt and keep aside.
  3. In a deep pan heat oil or butter. Add ginger-garlic paste and green chillies. Saute well. Add chopped onions and tomatoes.
  4. Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and cook on low flame until oil separates and nice color of gravy come. Palak Paneer Recipe Step 2
  5. Add spinach puree and mix well, add 1/2 cup of water if required, in this way palak will not get burnt. Cover the pan and cook for five minutes on low flame.
  6. Check seasoning and add sugar or honey accordingly. Now add jeera powder and garam masala powder. After continuous stirring for a couple of minutes, add cubes of paneer and lime juice. Palak Paneer Recipe Step 3
  7. Finally add fresh cream and mix slowly. cook for 3-4 minutes and serve hot with jeera rice or naan.


Paneer can be fried before adding into palak. If fresh cream is not available then you can add curd. The taste will be good, You just need to give it a creamy texture.



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