Palak Paneer Recipe - Cottage cheese cooked in spinach based gravy and fresh indian spices.

This recipe is from the book khazana of indian recipe.

Main Ingredients : Spinach, Paneer (cottage cheese)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course_Veg

Palak Paneer

Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Palak Paneer Recipe - how to make Palak Paneer


Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Spinach 900 grams

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 200 grams

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Garlic chopped 8-10 cloves

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh cream 4 tablespoons


Step 1

Remove the stems and wash spinach thoroughly in running water.Blanch in salted boiling water for two minutes.

Step 2

Refresh in chilled water.Squeeze out excess water.Grind into a fine paste along with green chillies.

Step 3

Cut the paneer into one inch by one inch by half inch pieces.Heat oil in a pan.

Step 4

Add cumin seeds.When they begin to change colour, add garlic and sauté for half a minute.

Step 5

Add the spinach puree and stir.Check seasoning.

Step 6

Add water if required. When the gravy comes to a boil, add the paneer and mix well.Stir in lemon juice.

Step 7

Finally add fresh cream.Serve hot.