Palak Paneer

My daughter loves paneer in all forms, parathas, matar paneer, even bhurji. I try to make paneer as frequently as I can. After she found out what I was making she asked me to stock paneer and make this dish every day of the week.

Over 4 years after the original post date I am updating this post with new pictures. My daughter is home for the summer from college and I am trying to make all her favorites. I figured if I was going to cook this dish again I should take new pictures.

You will need
1 bunch spinach
300gm paneer cut into 2 inch cubes
1 onion, very finely diced
1 tomato, diced
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
1 serrano pepper
salt to taste
olive oil

Remove stems, wash and clean the spinach. Boil water with a tsp. of salt. Turn off heat. Place the washed spinach in the hot water. Leave it there for 3 minutes. Get a tub of cold water ready. Place the spinach from the hot water into the cold water. It should retain its vibrant green color. Leave it there for a few minutes and then drain. In a blender puree spinach and the serrano pepper.

Heat a tbsp. of olive oil in a sauté pan and add the cumin seeds. When they change color add the onion. When the onions cooks and changes color add the tomatoes and cook. Next add the turmeric, ginger-garlic paste. Cook for about 15 minutes.

Add the spinach puree and cook for a few minutes.

Add the paneer and salt. Cook until paneer is soft and cooked through. Turn off heat.

Serve hot with Poli (Phulka)



  1. This is exactly how my Mom makes it to Varada, very simple dish yet the taste so out of the world. Its good that you are make all your daughter's favorite dishes again, you can click them now for the blog and replace..:)

  2. A simple and yet such a healthy and satisfying paneer dish. I love to have it with rice.

  3. vibrant gravy with paneer. My kids love this combination in a different form.

  4. Such a catchy and healthy palak paneer, our favourite anytime. I love to serve this palak paneer with jeera pulao, we simply love this combo.

  5. The palak paneer is such a classical dish and love how colourful it has turned out. Perfect for rotis and rice...

  6. Love the colour of palak paneer. Looks so inviting.

  7. Palak paneer is my family favorite. Your version is quite simple yet delicious

  8. Palak paneer is my favorite dish with spinach and paneer and I make it almost exactly like you did.

  9. I love the super smooth and creamy consistency of this palak paneer - looks better than any restaurant version

  10. Paneer palak looks so delicious and tasty.


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