Palak Paneer


  • 400 gm spinach leaves
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 10-12 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 200 gm paneer, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cream
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly
  2. Put a big pan of water to boil
  3. When the water comes to a boil, add the spinach leaves and simmer for 1-2 minutes
  4. Quickly remove the blanched spinach and dunk it into ice water
  5. Remove the spinach from the water and grind it into a purée.
  6. Remove the purée into a bowl and set aside
  7. Heat oil in a pan
  8. Add the cumin seeds
  9. When the seeds splutter, add the onions, chillies and garlic
  10. Sauté on medium flame
  11. Cook the onions till the edges begin to turn brown and add the spinach purée
  12. Give it a stir and add salt to taste
  13. While the spinach is simmering, lightly fry the paneer in another pan
  14. Once fried, dunk the paneer in hot water for 5 minutes
  15. Drain the paneer and set aside
  16. To the simmering spinach, add 1/4 cup of fresh cream
  17. Simmer for a minute, stirring continuously
  18. Add the paneer and cook for another minute
  19. Remove from heat and serve

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