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Palak paneer/ Spinach cottage cheese curry

 Palak paneer is one of the famous recipe in Punjab cuisine, Palak means Spinach, paneer means Indian cottage Cheese. Let's make a healthy, creamy, tasty Spinach gravy. We can serve with naan, paratha, chapathi and jeera rice.


Paneer -  250 gram

Spinach - 4 cups

Onion - 1 medium sized

Tomato - 1 medium sized

Ginger garlic - 1 teaspoon

Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric - 1/4 teaspoon

Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon

Fenugreek leaves - 1 teaspoon

Fresh cream - 1/4 cup

Salt to taste 

Butter - 1 tablespoon


STEP 1: Blanch the spinach leaves for 1 to 2 minutes until  turns wilted ( I used baby spinach) Make it a puree and keep it aside.

Tips - To retain the green color of spinach you can pour cold water

STEP 2: Heat the oil in medium flame, Then add cumin seeds, finely chopped onion, chopped ginger and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes until it changes color.

STEP 3:  Add  finely chopped tomato. After a few minutes add chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, sauté it, leave it until oil oozes, sauté it often.

STEP 4; Add spinach puree and 1/2 cup of water, cook it for 10 minutes,  sauté it foin a regular interval. 

STEP 5: Once the spinach is cooked, add fresh cream then mix. Add paneer and cook it for 2 minutes. 

If you need more flavor, saute the paneer and chilli powder in butter for 2 minutes.

STEP 6: Finally add some fenugreek leaves.



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