How to make Paneer Kofta in Spinach Gravy -

Deep fried masaledar paneer balls served with flavourful spinach gravy.- is a very tasty dish to relish, and it gets much better with Palak gravy. Prepare Paneer Kofta on a special occasion or if you have any guests coming, they will love this Paneer Koftain Spinach Gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर), Spinach (पालक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Paneer Kofta in Spinach Gravy checkout Paneer Butter Masala, Paneer Manchurian, Shahi Paneer, Malai Kofta Curry . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Chana Pindi Undhiyo Tilli Phalli Shimla Mirch Hare Chane Methi

Paneer Kofta in Spinach Gravy

Paneer Kofta in Spinach Gravy Recipe Card


English: Cottage Cheese
A favourite with the vegetarians, paneer made from milk is quite common, especially paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paneer Kofta in Spinach Gravy Recipe

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) mashed 200 grams

  • Spinach blanched and pureed 2 medium

  • Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed 2 medium

  • Corn flour/ corn starch 3 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder ½ teaspoon

  • Ginger finely chopped ½ inch

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder ½ teaspoon

  • Green chillies roughly chopped 2

  • Cashewnuts roughly chopped 12-15

  • Raisins roughly chopped 12-15

  • Oil 3 tablespoons + to deep fry

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) ½ teaspoon

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 5-6

  • Tomato puree ½ cup

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh cream ¼ cup


Step 1

Put paneer, potatoes, cornflour, red chilli powder, ginger, salt, white pepper powder and green chillies in a bowl and mix well. Divide the mixture into sixteen even-sized balls.

Step 2

Put cashew nuts and raisins in a small bowl and mix well. Stuff each paneer ball with this mixture.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry the balls, a few at a time, until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside.

Step 4

Heat three tablespoons of oil in a handi, add caraway seeds and garlic and saute. Add spinach puree and cook for about two to three minutes. Stir in tomato puree and mix well.

Step 5

Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes.

Step 6

Add one cup of water, mix and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes. Stir in garam masala powder and mix. Reduce heat, stir in half the cream and cook for half a minute. Remove from heat.

Step 7

Pour the gravy into a serving dish and arrange the koftas on top. Serve hot garnished with the remaining cream.

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