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Palak Paneer

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword palak paneer, palak recipes, paneer recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author hungryoungwoman


  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup tomato chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3-4 green chillies sliced
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp zeera powder
  • 200 gms spinach
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup fresh paneer cubed


  1. Fry the chopped onions, garlic, and tomatoes in about a tbsp of oil. You will see the onions turning transparent and tomatoes a bit mushy, that's when you proceed to the next step

  2. Now, add the sliced green chilies to the pan and saute till the vegetable cook. This should roughly take about half a minute to 1 minute

  3. After that put in the spices and mix. Cook for about 2 minutes, turn off flame and keep the pan aside to cool (Mixture 1)

  4. Blanch the spinach, first by putting the leaves in hot water and immediately transferring them to another bowl filled with cold water. I use tongs to avoid scalding my hands

  5. Take Mixture 1 and puree in a food processor. You will have a pinkish color of the paste

  6. Use another food processor to puree the spinach leaves

  7. Add both purees to a pan on medium flame and add about a cup of water. Cook for about 5 minutes till you find the curry hot and bubbling

  8. Now is the time to add cream to the curry and mix for a minute

  9. The last step is to put the cubed paneer as generously as you may. You can even keep some pieces as the garnish along with sliced green chilies

Recipe Notes

The amount of cream you add will lighten the color of the curry