Palak paneer (spinach with cheese)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
2 libras of fresh spinach leaves or baby spinach leaves

1 libra of Paneer(Indian Cottage Cheese)

2 Medium size Onions Chopped

3-4 Garlic cloves minced

1-2 teaspoon Ginger paste

2 Green chillies

1/2 Cup milk

1 tablespoon Gram flour/Chickpea flour(Besan)

1 teaspoon Garam Masala

1 teaspoon Cumin seeds

1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder

1 teaspoon Coriander powder

1 teaspoon Sugar

2-3 tablspoons Ghee/Clarified Butter/Vegetable Oil

Salt to taste


  • Wash and drain the spinach .Add ginger and green chillies and steam or pressure cook the spinach in 1 whistle .
  • Let it cool. Make a paste of the steamed spinach and add Gram flour & milk along with it in your Mixer/ Blender.
  • In a skillet on medium heat add Ghee/Oil add cumin seeds to it,when it turns light brown add garlic paste to it,saute it till it turns light brown.
  • Now add the chopped onions to it and keep stirring it till it turns golden brown. Add salt in the onions while cooking it helps the onions to cook faster.
  • Add the Indian spices to the pan. Mix in the pureed spinach ,add sugar ,let it cook for 15-20 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the cubed paneer into the gravy.(You can also fry the paneer before adding if you want )If the gravy is bit dry you can add little water to it.
  • Let it cook further on low heat for 5-10 minutes. Garnish with a tsp of ghee before serving. Ready to serve,tastes good with Chapati(Indian Bread) .


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