Palak Paneer

Paneer, Spinach 44 comments

Palak Paneer is probably one of the first paneer recipes that got popular in the common Indian households. The amicable combination of spinach and Indian cottage cheese is simply delicious and so healthy that one can hardly resist having it.

The creaminess of paneer, cream and butter complement the earthy taste of smashed spinach and you get to taste a unique and flavourful side dish. It goes well with rotis, chapatti or even naans. It is a typical North Indian dish but people all over India love it due to its creamy delicious taste.

Some people avoid blanching of spinach to keep its nutrients intact. They simply grind it before cooking to add a wholesome quality to the Palak Paneer recipe. There is a notable difference when you blanch the spinach and therefore you can try both the techniques to judge which one of them suits your taste buds.

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Palak is a superfood in itself since it is loaded with iron, minerals, anti-oxidants, and other nutrients which are important for our overall health. This nutritional value improves exponentially when you add paneer, garlic, and some other vegetables to this recipe. Few cooks also add one small potato (chopped) to append an earthy taste to this recipe.

Avoid using extra dark palak leaves since they are usually plain to taste. Also, ignore the stems and stalks completely as they will make your Palak Paneer taste bitter. Moreover, overcooking might reduce the taste of this dish and you also need to add very less garam masala to keep the authentic taste of this recipe intact.

Kids do not like to eat veggies like Palak but when you combine it with Paneer they will simply love it. Homemade Palak Paneer is the best since it tastes fresh and wholesome at the same time. Cook a big bowl of Palak Paneer today and surprise your family members and kids!

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Palak Paneer Recipe

Homemade Palak Paneer is the best since it tastes fresh and wholesome at the same time.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: paneer, spinach

Ingredients for Palak Paneer

  • 100 gms Paneer
  • 2 bunches Palak (Spinach)
  • 1/2 cup Moong Dal washed
  • 1 no Potato peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Onion chopped
  • 1 to 2 no Green Chillies
  • 1/4 cup Cream
  • 1/2 cup Garlic
  • 3 nos Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tblsp Butter
  • 1 tblsp Cornflour dissolved with 1/4 cup milk
  • as per taste Salt

How to make Palak Paneer

  • Cut the paneer into 1/2 inch cubes and keep aside.
  • Mash and boil the palak in 1 cup water with moong dal and potato for 5 minutes after one whistle in pressure cooker.
  • Cool and grind in a mixie.
  • Heat the butter in a pan.
  • Fry the onion.
  • Add the garlic and green chillies to it.
  • Add the grated tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the mashed palak along with the cream and 1 cup milk.
  • Cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Add salt and the paneer pieces.
  • Add the dissolved cornflour with the milk to the paneer.
  • Serve hot with roti or chapati.


  1. Palak is good for keeping your weight in check. Its actually helps out.. Good Recipe !!!

  2. roshni thomas

    this palak paneer is really good!!

  3. Thanks for this recipe. Others like to include milk on their palak paneer recipe.

  4. Ethnic jewelry

    It was a pleasure reading through your page. I was extremely impressed with the way things were explained

  5. funtastic

  6. hey its really easy to make an delicious too.


  8. very nice

  9. it tastes good.

  10. It is very beautiful….

    Thanks a lot….

  11. too good

  12. solid Taste!!!

  13. ok its fine but we want new level of it

  14. realy taste dish

  15. good

  16. good

  17. excellent

  18. good receipe try it

  19. fairly good

  20. good and nice palak pareer recipe
    try it
    and write you like it or not below like we all write
    like it
    like like very much
    try it like it

  21. The palak paneer came out really great, forgot adding the tomato puree as I had not read all the posts, probably that something that I should try 😉

  22. good but must be improved

  23. it was good

  24. i have looked through all your site and i think its an excellent site for home maker.please make a post on mutton panner


  25. its quiet good n tasty too

  26. good recipe

  27. good recipe palak panner

  28. Good 4 new learner. I like it. Tomato should be used.

  29. no coments

  30. Lavinia Ferreira


  31. excellent

  32. naziya khairdi

    thek thaak

  33. Thank you so much for your help.

  34. poor

  35. u must add tomato .kuch answer dena yaar

  36. Try adding tomoato puree(of 2-3 tomatoes) after adding the ginger-garlic tastes much better

  37. it is too good for taste . i am taking only 3 onion it is ok.

  38. it is too good for taste but i take only three medium size it is ok

  39. it is good but not much

  40. it is good but not much

  41. ohk……its gud but expected for more

  42. Im learning how to cook and this website helps me a lot…the palak paneer came out excellently…. 🙂

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