Palak Paneer Recipe

vegetarian and gluten-free pinit

Palak Paneer is a popular Indian dish made with spinach (palak) and paneer (Indian cottage cheese). The vibrant green spinach is cooked with aromatic spices and blended to create a smooth gravy. Soft cubes of paneer are added to the spinach gravy, creating a delightful combination of flavors and textures. This vegetarian dish is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, making it a favorite among both spinach and paneer lovers.

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 35 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 3 Calories: 350 calories Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
  2. Once they splutter, add onions and sauté until golden brown.
  3. Add ginger, green chili, and tomato. Cook until the tomato is soft.
  4. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add chopped spinach and cook for 5-7 minutes until it wilts down.
  6. Let the mixture cool down and blend it in a mixer to make a smooth puree.
  7. Heat the same pan again and add the spinach puree.
  8. Add cubed paneer and mix well. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the paneer is cooked and the gravy thickens.
  9. Serve hot with rice or naan.


  • Adjust the spice levels according to your preference.
  • You can use fresh or frozen spinach for this recipe.
  • You can also add cream or butter for a richer taste.
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