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Palak paneer recipe, side dish for roti, paneer recipes

by Jeyashri suresh
Palak paneer, a creamy paneer dish made using paneer and spinach and other Indian spices. Palak Paneer i have tried a very long back and after that i didn’t make it again. Normally we eat rotis for dinner and we don’t include any variety spinach for dinner. Last week i went for vegetable shopping with my friends, they all picked the fresh palak and i am also tempted to take one bunch and i made this on a weekend  for lunch along with jeera rice.
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Palak paneer recipe
  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |   Serves : 4-5

    Palak  1 bunch
    Paneer Cubes  1/2 cup
    Onion 1-2
    Tomato 1
    Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
   Jeera powder  1/4 tsp
   Coriander powder  1/4 tsp
   Kasoori methi   2 pinches
   Garam masala  1/4 tsp
    Sugar   1/4 tsp
    Salt    To taste
     Milk  1/4 cup


  • Wash the spinach nicely and microwave it for 2 mins by adding sugar.
  • Allow it to cool and blend it finely to make a puree.
Blanched palak Palak puree
    • In a pan add oil and add the cumin seeds. Add ginger garlic paste. When the raw smell goes, add finely chopped onions to this.
  • Puree 1 tomato in a mixier and add to the pan once the onions turns pink and soft. Add the red chilli powder , cumin powder, coriander powder and garam masala too.
  • Add the palak puree to this. Let this boil for few minutes.
Palak paneer
  • Add milk  to this and mix well.
  • Let this boil for 2-3 minutes in a low flame.
  • Add kasoori methi and switch off the flame.


  1. You can also boil the palak in a kadai instead of microwaving this.
  2. But don’t cover it cook as you will lose the green colour if you cover it.
  3. You can add green chillies while grinding ,instead of adding redchilli powder.
  4. You can skip the procedure of adding tomato.
  5. Fresh cream  can be added instead of milk.
  6. You can fry the paneer in a tawa till it becomes nice gold in colour and add to the masala.

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Sanctified Spaces January 30, 2011 - 5:00 am

Yummy recipe.

aipi January 30, 2011 - 5:04 am

Wow! that looks fantastic... very nice color and done just right 🙂

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Prathibha January 30, 2011 - 5:15 am

Love palak paneer...looks yumm..I dont add tomato 2 palak paneer....I loved that bowl in which u served the ridge gourd thogayal

sanjeeta kk January 30, 2011 - 5:20 am

Gravy looks so creamy and thick! Like the color and spices used in the recipe.

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RAKS KITCHEN January 30, 2011 - 5:50 am

Yummy and tempting with jeera rice by side,craving for some now!

Premalatha Aravindhan January 30, 2011 - 5:55 am

Really delicious,ur version is too gud...nice presentation.

Priti January 30, 2011 - 6:19 am

I make in different way .this looks yum with that jeera rice ...

Shanthi January 30, 2011 - 8:13 am

Looks fantastic and a lovely combo with jeera rice

sowmya's creative saga January 30, 2011 - 9:24 am

looks yumm makes a good combo with jeera rice..mouthwatering

Padhu January 30, 2011 - 12:29 pm

Looks so colorful and nice but I have never had it with rice.

Mano Saminathan January 30, 2011 - 1:23 pm

The palak paneer has a very nice green colour and looks yummy too!

PALATABLE January 30, 2011 - 2:47 pm

Nice color and looks yummy!


PriyaVaasu January 30, 2011 - 2:51 pm

All time fav!!!! Yummylicious!!!!

Pavithra January 30, 2011 - 4:29 pm

I am drooling now looks absolutely yumm.. wonderful combination ...Jeera rice and palak paneer comforting meal.. seriously I am tempted.

Laavanya January 30, 2011 - 10:16 pm

Looks really good! I love palak paneer - i've always sauteed the onion, tomatoes etc. - must try this version. THe onions we get here in the US are much too pungent though.

Sharmilee! :) January 31, 2011 - 2:47 am

Have been wanting to try this since long. and ur version tempts me more...luv the jeera rice too

Aruna Manikandan January 31, 2011 - 7:21 am

love this combo dear....
looks delicious and very tempting 🙂

Priya January 31, 2011 - 9:18 am

Never say no to Palak paneer, utterly delicious and inviting..

Chitra January 31, 2011 - 1:45 pm

Tempting clicks with jeera rice. Looking gr8 🙂

Sushma Mallya January 31, 2011 - 2:50 pm

looks yummy...

Jay February 1, 2011 - 6:12 am

Love d healthy color ...nice version..
Tasty appetite

Sarah Naveen February 1, 2011 - 3:29 pm

nice step by step pics...palak paneer looks so perfect and yummy!!!

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Harika's Kitchen February 1, 2011 - 4:38 pm

I just bumped into your blog and found palak paneer it is fabulous and looks yummy...and am u r new follower also..

Panchpakwan February 1, 2011 - 9:28 pm

Looks so delicious palak paneer and liked the combo of jeera rice with it:)

Malar Gandhi February 2, 2011 - 12:11 pm

Thanks for the step by step picture'...at some point I will usually ruin the recipe...this will be very helpful'. Love palak paneer:)

Gulmohar February 2, 2011 - 5:23 pm

Fantastic...and loving the perfect color you got 🙂

kothiyavunu.com February 2, 2011 - 6:21 pm

wonderful recipe..palak panner is winner recipe.our family all time fav..

RENU July 30, 2012 - 6:52 am

hi jeyashree
i made palak paneer today seeing ur recipe...i loved it..thanks a lot...it came out well n tasty.

RENU August 22, 2012 - 4:55 am

Jeyashree i have a doubt,u mentioned garam masala powder in list...n in pics kitchen king masala.....which masala we have to use...i put garam masala.

admin August 22, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Renu you can use any one, but updated in the post to avoid confusion. Thanks for trying

Supreeti Prakash September 22, 2012 - 5:47 am

I tried this recipe today with one difference. I sauted ginger , garlic , onion and tomato with cardamom and cloves and then had ground the paste. I basically don't like onion raw smell at all so this way it was taken care of nicely. The cardamom gave really nice smell to the dish. Loved it!!

Thanks for sharing in detailed way.

RENU December 12, 2012 - 2:17 am

can we add potatoes instead of paneer?

admin December 12, 2012 - 9:17 am

Yes you can add potatoes

Manjula Baskar November 15, 2014 - 1:56 am

Will the raw smell of palak be there after cooking too as my family doesn't like that?

jeyashri suresh November 15, 2014 - 3:10 am

No manjula it will not smell raw as we are add spices to it

Sonam Kumari August 19, 2015 - 9:41 am

I tried this Shahi Paneer Recipe And it comes out delicious 🙂

suganya Aravindan February 23, 2017 - 8:20 am

Hi,should we add boiled or fresh milk,pls clarify

jeyashri suresh February 25, 2017 - 4:21 am

You can use both boiled or fresh milk. Ensure the milk is at room temperature and not too hot or too cold.


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