How to make Palak Paneer -

A typical Punjabi preparation and now popular all over India, palak and paneer marry well in this dish. Easy recipe of paneer cooked in palak gravy. Healthy nutritious & delicious dish from north Indian cuisine. A popular restaurant style prepared by cooking shallow fried paneer cubes in a spinach gravy. Learn how to make the best Palak Paneer

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Spinach leaves (palak) (पालक के पत्ते ), Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Palak Paneer checkout Poondu Keerai Massiyal, Palak Paneer Boondi, Sai Bhaji, Palak Corn Potato Bake . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Ragi Dosa- Sk Khazana Cauliflower Ani Batata Sukke Chorchori Kung Pao Vegetables

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer Recipe Card


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.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Paneer Recipe

  • Spinach leaves (palak) fresh 2 large bunches

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 250 grams

  • Green chillies 1-2

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds ½ teaspoons

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice a few drops

  • Fresh cream 1 tablespoon + for drizzling


Step 1

Blanch spinach leaves in sufficient water for 30-40 seconds. Remove from heat and refresh in ice cold water.

Step 2

Squeeze out the excess water and grind into a fine puree with green chillies.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté till they changes colour.

Step 4

Add garlic, mix and sauté well. Add prepared spinach puree and little water and mix well.

Step 5

Cut cottage cheese into large cubes.

Step 6

Add salt, lemon juice and cottage cheese cubes, mix lightly and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Add cream and mix well. Switch off heat.

Step 8

Drizzle cream on top and serve hot.

website of the year 2013
website of the year 2014
website of the year 2016
MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.