How to make Pumpkin Palak Paneer -

The popular palak paneer gets a new dimension with pumpkin.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Red pumpkin, Spinach (palak)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Pumpkin Palak Paneer checkout Roasted Pumpkin with Quinoa, Kumror Chhokka, Khatta Meetha Kaddu, Kaddu Aur Alu Ki Sabzi . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Aloo Rassedaar Vratwale Ker Sangri Chholay Coconut Khara Kozhambu

Pumpkin Palak Paneer

Pumpkin Palak Paneer Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pumpkin Palak Paneer Recipe

  • Red pumpkin peeled, cut into chunks and cooked 100 grams

  • Spinach (palak) blanched and chopped 2 cups

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) 250 grams

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies roughly chopped 2

  • Milk 1/2 cup

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 2

Put spinach, green chillies, pumpkin and milk in a blender jar and blend into a smooth puree.

Step 3

Add garlic to the pan and sauté for ½ minute. Add onion, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add spinach-pumpkin puree, mix well and cook for a minute.

Step 5

Cut cottage cheese into cubes.

Step 6

Add ½ cup water and salt to the pan, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add cottage cheese cubes and garam masala powder, mix well and cook till the mixture gets heated through.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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