Palak Paneer (Cottage Cheese in a Spinach Gravy)


  • 200 gm paneer, cut into cubes
  • 2 big bunches of spinach, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • A pinch of asafoetida powder
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 7-8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 2 tsp fresh cream for garnish


  1. Blanch the Palak (spinach) and blend it in a mixer with tomatoes, ginger, onions and green chillies
  2. Heat oil in a wok.
  3. Shallow fry the paneer and keep aside
  4. Heat 1 tbsp butter in the same pan
  5. Add a pinch of asafoetida powder, cumin seeds, garlic and sauté
  6. Add the Palak purée and salt to taste
  7. Sauté for 2-3 minutes
  8. Add fried paneer
  9. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes
  10. Garnish with fresh cream

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