Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer one of the most popular vegetarian dish across the globe..Soft homemade paneer in spinach gravy ..Mild spiced creamy and delicious which goes well with naan roti or rice..I prefer relishing palak paneer with soft homemade butter naans. I have shared palak paneer in early days of blogging wanted to revisit the recipe with new pics hence decided to make a fresh post.
I love my palak paneer with garlic /lehsun ka  tadka ,garlic goes well with spinach/palak..
how to make palak paneer
palak/spinach a medium bunch
3 to 4 green chillies
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp jeera/cumin
3 to 4 garlic cloves crushed
200 gm paneer
salt to taste
1/2tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp ghee
1 large oor 2 medium onion
tomato 1 medium
kasuri methi 1 tsp
bay leaves 2
1 tbsp oil

  • Blanch palak /spinach drain and grind to paste with green chillies
  • In a mixer grind onion tomato to a puree
  • Heat a kadhai or pan add ghee once hot add cumin seeds let it splutter
  • Then add crushed garlic cloves and saute for 2 minutes
  • Now add the ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes off
  • Add the onion tomato puree and saute for 8 to 10 minutes on low flame
  • Add the blanched palak/spinach and mix well
  • Add in garam masala powder and salt
  • Add water according the gravy consistency you want and bring it to a  nice boil
  • Add kasoori methi by crushing it in your palm
  • Add malai or cream and mix
  • Lastly add paneer and cook for just 2 to 3 min
  • Switch the flame off ,garnish with more cream or malai and serve hot with naan/roti or pualo

Always blanch the palak for a  brighter green colour
You may add fried paneer cubes ,fry the cubes and soak it in warm water ,squeeze out the water and then add i prefer adding it without frying.
I have added fresh malai collected from milk ,you can add amul fresh cream too
Be careful while adding salt ,palak /spinach is salty add little first later if needed add more.
Use homemade garam masala powder for maximum flavour and taste
recipe link for homemade paneer

easy palak paneer recipe