Punjabi palak paneer recipe

palak paneer

Preparation time for palak paneer-40 minutes

Ingredients for palak paneer

  • Spinach leaves(washed)-250 gm
  • Paneer (cubes)-200 gm
  • Green chilli-3
  • Chopped ginger-1 inch
  • Garlic cloves(peeled)-14 to 16
  • Chopped onion-1 (large)
  • Chopped tomato-1
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
  • Fresh cream-2 tbsp
  • Cooking oil-4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Boil one litre of water in pan, add spinach leaves and boil it for a minute, turn off the flame.
  • Drain the water, take out the boiled spinach in a blending jar and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, fry it for few seconds then add green chilli, ginger, garlic.
  • Add onions and fry it on medium flame till it turns light brown(2-3 minutes) .
  • Add chopped tomato, cook on medium flame till it turns little soft (2-3 minutes).
  • Turn off the flame and let it cool down, take out the fried ingredients in the same blending jar.
  • Add little water and blend it into thick smooth paste, keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in same pan, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder.
  • Fry it for 20-30 seconds, add the prepared paste, keep stirring.
  • Cover the pan and cook it for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add fresh cream and paneer cubes, mix it well in gravy.
  • Add garam masala powder and salt to taste, mix it well.
  • Cover the pan and cook it for 2 minutes on low flame, turn off the flame.
  • Garnish with fresh cream and grated paneer, palak paneer is ready to serve with roti, paratha, naan and kulcha etc.

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