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 This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Palak Paneer
Main Ingredients Spinach leaves (palak), Paneer (cottage cheese)
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Palak Paneer

  • 2 large bunches Spinach leaves (palak) fresh
  • 250 grams Paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1-2 Green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoons Cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • a few drops Lemon juice
  • Fresh cream 1 tablespoon + for drizzling


  1. Blanch spinach leaves in sufficient water for 30-40 seconds. Remove from heat and refresh in ice cold water.
  2. Squeeze out the excess water and grind into a fine puree with green chillies.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté till they changes colour.
  4. Add garlic, mix and sauté well. Add prepared spinach puree and little water and mix well.
  5. Cut cottage cheese into large cubes.
  6. Add salt, lemon juice and cottage cheese cubes, mix lightly and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add cream and mix well. Switch off heat.
  8. Drizzle cream on top and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 987
Carbohydrates 19.2
Protein 56.7
Fat 75.9
Other Fiber Fiber- 13.4gm