Palak Paneer / Spinach with Cottage Cheese

Dear Friends,

Palak paneer is a spicy and tasty green curry. Palak had lots of nutrients and this recipe preserves a lot of it. I am sure you will make this more than once as it is so easy to make and very yummy too 🙂 . It can be eaten with rice or roti. This recipe feeds around 3 people.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes


Paneer – 200 gm
One Bunch of Palak/Spinach
Big Onion – 1
Ginger – 1 inch cube
Garlic – 7-8 cloves
Green chilies – 2-3 or as per your taste
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Oil for cooking
Salt to taste


1. Wash spinach thoroughly and cut onion in big pieces.

2. In a pan boil water. 1st add onion pieces in the water and boil for 2 minutes. Now add cleaned spinach leaves in the same water and let it cook for another minute. Remove onion and spinach from hot water and immediately soak in cold water.
Boil spinach

3. In few minutes, squeeze out all the water from onion and spinach. In a grinder add blanched spinach, onion, chopped ginger, green chilies, lemon juice and grind to a smooth paste. Add little water if you need.IMG_4684

4. Soak Paneer in warm water for 4-5 minutes so it becomes little chewy.

5. In a pan heat 2 tbsp oil, add 1 tsp cumin seeds. When cumin seeds are sautéed, lower the heat and add spinach paste and salt, simmer for 2-3 minutes on low heat. Add paneer cubes and simmer for another minute. Cover the pan and turn off the heat. You don’t need to cook this dish for long because onion and spinach are already blanched and it will lose the green colour.
Cook Spinach

6. Serve palak paneer when it is hot, try not to reheat as it looses color. It can be served with rice or roti.
I am sure you will get lots of praise without working too hard 🙂 .

You can check out other Punjabi dishes on my blog.
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Author: Bhavna's Food Journey

Welcome to Bhavna's food journey! Join me in cooking easy, simple, healthy and delicious food. I am a mother of two adult children and understand the fast life of today's adult. Hope you will enjoy and try my recipes. Looking forward to hearing from you!!

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