Palak Paneer | spinach and cottage cheese Indian recipe| spinach and cottage cheese curry recipe

palak paneerPalak paneer:

Palak paneer is the most popular classic vegetarian paneer dish from north India, in this recipe, fresh spinach and paneer with fresh ginger, garlic and garam masala make a delicious dish.This is my mom’s recipe, I am sure if you are fond of Indian food, you will definitely like it.

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palak paneer

 Palak Paneer Recipe:

Prep time: 20 mins  cook Time: 15 min    Serves: 3 

Main Ingredient: spinach and cottage cheese
Recipe type:
curry and dal
Cuisine: Indian
Level of cooking: medium


  • 5 cups chopped spinach (palak)
  • 250 grams cottage cheese, cut cubes
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic cloves, grated
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1-2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ cup fresh tomato pulp
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoon fresh cream


Blanch the spinach in a vessel full of boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes.
Drain, refresh with cold water and keep aside to cool for sometime.
Blend in a mixer to a smooth purée and keep aside.


  1. Heat oil in the pan over medium flame, and fry the onion, until it becomes transparent.
  2. Now add garlic, ginger, green chilli and turmeric powder and roast it on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add tomato pulp to the mixture, and saute on medium flame, until it leaves the oil. *while stirring continuously.
  4. Now add spinach puree and 1/4 cup water to this mixture, and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium flame.
  5. Add fresh cream, and mix it well, now add salt and garam masala to it and mix well.
  6. Add the paneer, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Serve hot with roti or rice.


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