Paneer RecipePalak paneer recipe, side dish for roti, paneer recipes

Palak paneer recipe, side dish for roti, paneer recipes

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 turn 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 a few minutes.
  • Add the paneer cubes to this. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes.
Palak paneer
  • Add milk to this and mix well.
  • Let this boil for 2-3 minutes on 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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. hi,
    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.


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