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Palak paneer recipe
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Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer is a nutritious curry made with Indian cottage cheese and a thick puree made from spinach leaves and spices. This is a vegetarian dish originating in India. This dish is also known
as green paneer in the United States.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Raksha Kamat


  • 2 bunches of fresh palak
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 10 garlic pods
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • 200 gms paneer cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoon kasuri methi
  • 2 bay leaves


  • Chop palak and add it to mixer along with green chili and 5 garlic pods.
  • Make a puree and keep aside.
  • In a pan, add oil, add bay leaves and fry onions.
  • When onions turn pink, add ginger garlic paste using 5 garlic pods and ginger.
  • Add tomatoes and stir. Close lid for 5 minutes.
  • Add garam masala and mix well.
  • Add paneer to the kadai, mix and sauté.
  • Then add the palak puree to the pan and simmer on low flame.
  • After sometime, colour of the palak gravy will change.
  • Garnish with crushed kasuri methi.
  • Add salt to taste and mix well.


  1. You can fry paneer in oil before adding it to the kadai.
  2. Addition of bay leaf is optional.