Palak Paneer

During my childhood days I hate eating keerai (Greens/Spinach) and avoided it simply without knowing its significance. When I grew up my food habits changed and as all of us, focused on health related stuffs. I still hate to eat greens but for healthy intake, I started to have them with other ingredients like dal, paneer, potato and more. Palak Paneer is one such gravy I usually have which is the combination of Spinach and Paneer.

This rich creamy healthy gravy is prepared using Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) cooked in Palak (Spinach) of pureed form. It pairs well with roti but I enjoy this gravy with steamed rice too. Try and enjoy!

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
Serves: 3-4


Spinach - 200grams / a bunch, finely chopped
Paneer - 180-200 grams, cubed
Ginger - 1 inch slice
Garlic - 2 big cloves
Green chillies - 4 nos / to taste
Onion - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Tomato - 1 no, finely chopped
Salt - to taste
Butter / Oil - 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon


1) Remove the stems from spinach and clean them first in running water (Use colander here) and then wash it as usual.
2) Chop it finely and microwave it for 3-4 minutes with chopped onion, tomato and salt. You can use your desired way to do this. But don't forget to sprinkle handful of water before doing so in all the methods. Cool and grind it to a fine paste. Keep it aside.

3) Grind ginger, garlic and green chillies to a fine paste and keep it aside.

4) Heat a tablespoon of oil/butter in a wok and brown the paneer slightly.

5) Transfer the paneer to another plate and throw cumin seeds in the same wok which has the remaining butter/oil.

6) When they sizzle, add onion and saute till they are translucent.
7) Add ginger garlic paste (as said in step 3) and saute for 2 minutes.
8) Add the spinach paste (as said in step 2) and boil it.
9) When it is boiling, reduce the flame and add salt and paneer cubes. Cover and cook for 5 minutes to make paneer to absorb the juice from spinach paste.
10) Open the lid and cook for 2 minutes by stirring and remove from heat.
11) Serve hot with roti.

Sending this recipe to Tickling Palate's Subzis for Rotis.

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my daughter loves this very much. ur recipe is similar to mine except that i dont add ginger. first click is very nice.

Healthy recipe with Spinach.. yet to try this.. As my son likes keerai stir fry itself, I do not have to worry much to try for other methods.. Fantastic clicks.. Nice presentaion.. I always adore ur clicks..

One green veggie dish i never made a fuss on eating since i was a kid!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Your version of Palau paneer sounds very easy n interesting extra masala powders,simply superb usual very nice clicks Uma...

Love this so much..this looks absolutely yum

looks lovely...and creamy...

Healthy and yummy recipe dear... Nice side dish for chapathis

Awesome! That looks delicious, and the presentation is great :)

A very nice recipe, tasty and healthy.

very nicely made and beautifully explained.nice texture too

My all time it

This is my favorite. Looks so inviting. Love to have this right now with roti. :)

Looks so delicious, love the step by step clicks.

Nice picture and recipe is very nice too!

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