Punjabi Palak Paneer Recipe is the famous Punjabi Recipe made with blanched Palak (Spinach) and soft Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese), both palak and paneer are full of iron and hence a healthy recipe to eat. Paneer can be be deep fried and then added in spinach gravy, but I prefer to add as it is. Basically here soft paneer or cottage cheese cubes are cooked in rich, creamy and smooth spinach curry.
Punjabi Palak Paneer Recipe is one of the most popular North Indian Paneer Recipe along with Paneer Butter Masala (Restaurant Style), Kadai Paneer, Paneer Tikka Masala, Paneer Chana Masala, Methi Paneer, Paneer Bhurji, Shahi Paneer Korma, Paneer Makhanwala, Shahi Paneer.
This recipe is my mom’s version of making palak paneer, and now it has become a favorite of my hubby too, especially since he does not like palak much. Palak paneer goes well with rotis, naan, parathas and even jeera rice or biryani rice. Vegans can substitute paneer with tofu in this palak paneer recipe. I have cooked palak tofu many times and even with tofu, the palak gravy tastes good.
This palak paneer recipe was requested by many readers and was in drafts for a long time. I had kept in the drafts since the final images were not so good. Yesterday I cooked this dish and clicked nice photographs, so thought of publishing the post.
Serve this spinach paneer curry with equally delicious paneer paratha for scrumptious meal. Let’s start making our Punjabi Palak Paneer Recipe with all the steps and images. For complete list of ingredients and step by step instructions, please refer to recipe snippet below.
Punjabi Palak Paneer Recipe Step by Step
In a heating oil add Whole Spices and saute for a few seconds. Add finely chopped onion and saute continue. Then add pureed mixture of palak and cook for a few seconds on a low flame, then add curd and mix well.