Palak Paneer (Spinach and Cottage Cheese Curry)

Palak Paneer is perhaps India’s best known vegetarian curry. Coming from the Indian state of Punjab, you can find this as a popular side-dish in Dhabas (roadside Punjabi restaurants) for Rotis and other Indian bread dishes.

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Palak Paneer (Spinach and Cottage Cheese Curry)

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4


  • Spinach - 500 gms
  • Onions - 5 medium sized
  • Garlic - 2-3 flakes
  • Cooking oil - 6-7 tbsps
  • Cummin seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Paneer - 150-200 gms
  • salt to taste
  • tsp Garam Masala Geera Powder, Chilli Powder-1/2of each

How to make:

  • Cook the spinach in water.
  • Drain the water and then make puree of the spinach leaves.
  • Cut 4 of the onions finely and saute them till transparent.
  • Grind the other onion and the garlic flakes to a fine paste.
  • Add this paste to the sauted onions.
  • Also add the puree and the spice powders.
  • Add some water if necessary.Let boil for a minute or two.
  • Cut the paneer to cubes of desired size (preferably not too small).
  • Fry this in oil till golden brown and add this paneer to the prepared palak.
  • Serve hot with rice or rotis.


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