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palak paneer recipe

Today i have for you all one famous and common North Indian Curry .. ” Palak Paneer ” that’s relished with Roti , chapathi , [hulka , naan , jeera rice etc . This dish is very simple ,easy to make and end result is just like any restaurant style . There are many versions of making palak paneer .. and this is my way . I have been making this dish the same way and everyone loves it . Some people shallow fry paneer cubes before adding it to the gravy .. we like it soft . Some don’t blanch palak .. instead fry it . But i feel blanching spinch is a healthy way to cook . It helps in retaining maximum nutrients and also  helps in retaining nice green color . Here goes the recipe of green, healthy simple palak paneer  thats worth a try ..have added few notes to retain the color of spinach. Don’t miss it..

You can also check few more paneer currys like

Methi Malai Paneer ,

Palak Paneer,

Paneer Bhurji 

Paneer Ghee Roast

You may also check few more Palak recipes like

makai palak ,

palak peas soup ,

palak chutney

 palak dosa etc

palak paneer recipe


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


To make Palak Puree

  • 1 big bunch of Spinach /palak leaves
  • 4-6 nos Green Chilli
  • few sprigs Coriander leaves
  • few drops Lemon juice

to grind ..

  • 1 big onion, Diced
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 5-6 flakes Garlic

Dry spices / masala

  • 2 tsp Coriander powder / Dhania powder
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin powder / Jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp Amchoor powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder


  • 1 cup Fresh Paneer / Cottage cheese
  • 1-2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Jeera Seeds
  • 1 no Bay leaf / tejpatta
  • 1 medium size onion, finely chopped
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar


  • First blanch the spinach.Boil water in a big vessel and add cleaned spinach and a pinch of sugar to it. Allow it in hot water for 2-3 min.Strain the spinach(don't discard the water,can be used in gravy),run under running water and immediately transfer it into ice cold water.observe the green color pop.
  • Grind diced onion,ginger and garlic. Keep aside.
  • Grind spinach , coriander leaves and green chilli to a fine paste . While grinding add little lemon juice ,this will help in retaining the green color. Open the mixer jar and keep , else the color will change.
  • Heat oil and butter in a wok / kadai .Add bay leaf ,splutter cumin seeds.Once they crackle add chopped onion and ground onion -ginger-garlic mixture and fry well till raw smell goes.
  • Once they turn translucent, add dhania powder, jeera powder ,amchoor powder and kasoori methi . Mix well.
  • Dice and keep paneer in lukewarm water till ready to use . This will help in keeping it soft
  • Add spinach puree , diced paneer and salt.Mix well. Dilute the gravy by adding strained palak water to get the desired consistency.Cook over medium flame for about 3-4 mins. Don't cover while cooking, else the green color will fade.
  • Finally add garam masala powder . Mix .
  • Remove it from stove. Mix and serve hot with phulka / roti / naan / jeera rice. Garnish with cream if you want
    palak paneer recipe


  • How to retain the green color of spinach in gravy :
  • While blanching spinach, add little sugar . This will enhance the color .
  • After removing the spinach from hot water, immediately transfer it into ice water. Helps a lot in enhancing color
  • While pureeing spinach add lemon juice .
  • Don't cover while cooking, else the green color will change.
  • Dont over boil spinach.
  • If you want you can add little cream / milk / cashew paste to the gravy to make it more rich and give some texture. However , i like it plain.
  • Don't make the gravy too thin adding lots of water
  • If you want u can add roasted paneer too..
  • I have heard that adding tomato to spinach leads to kidney stones.So i never add tomato to any of my spinach dishes.
  • paneer can also be substituted with corn ,baby corn or a combination of garden fresh veggies of your choice.

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