Palak Paneer Recipe

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Palak Paneer is a popular Indian dish made with spinach and cottage cheese, originating from North India. It’s a delicious vegetarian delicacy.

Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer, a classic Indian dish, combines the vibrant flavors of spinach (palak) and soft cubes of cottage cheese (paneer) in a rich and creamy gravy. This vegetarian delight is not only delicious but also packed with essential nutrients. In this blog post, we will guide you through a simple and flavorful Palak Paneer recipe, perfectly portioned for two people. So, let's dive into the world of aromatic spices and indulge in the goodness of this mouthwatering dish!

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Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 35 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 4 Calories: 470 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


To prepare Palak Paneer for four people, you will need:


  1. Blanching the Spinach:
    • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
    • Add the spinach leaves and blanch them for 2 minutes.
    • Drain the spinach and immediately transfer it to a bowl of ice water.
    • This process helps retain the vibrant green color of the spinach.
    • Once cooled, drain the spinach and blend it into a smooth puree using a blender or food processor.
  2. Sautéing the Paneer:
    • Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee or oil in a pan over medium heat.
    • Add the paneer cubes and fry until they turn golden brown on all sides.
    • Remove the paneer from the pan and set it aside.
  3. Preparing the Palak Paneer:
    • Heat the remaining ghee or oil in the same pan.
    • Add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
    • Add the chopped onions and sauté until they become golden brown.
    • Stir in the minced garlic, grated ginger, and chopped green chilies. Sauté for a minute.
    • Add the tomato puree and cook until the oil separates from the mixture.
    • Sprinkle turmeric powder, red chili powder, and garam masala. Mix well.
    • Pour in the spinach puree and cook for 5-7 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
    • Add salt to taste and adjust the consistency by adding water if necessary.
    • Gently add the fried paneer cubes to the spinach curry.
    • Simmer for another 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
    • Finally, drizzle the heavy cream over the curry and give it a good stir.
  4. Serving:
    • Transfer the Palak Paneer to a serving dish.
    • Garnish with a swirl of cream and a sprinkle of garam masala.
    • Serve hot with naan, roti, or fragrant basmati rice.


    • Palak Paneer is a versatile and delectable dish that brings together the goodness of spinach and the richness of paneer cheese. This recipe for four people provides a perfect balance of flavors and textures. With its vibrant green color and aromatic spices, Palak Paneer is sure to impress your family and friends. So, gather your ingredients, follow the steps, and get ready to indulge inthis delightful Indian delicacy. Whether it's a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, Palak Paneer is bound to be a crowd-pleaser. Enjoy the creamy, comforting flavors that this dish has to offer, and savor every bite. Happy cooking!
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 470kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 4.9g25%
Cholesterol 4mg2%
Sodium 147mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 21g8%
Dietary Fiber 6.01g25%
Sugars 3g
Protein 15g30%

Calcium 299.98 mg

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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