How to Make Palak Paneer - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Palak Paneer

The smooth and creamy curry, the delightful subtle sweet flavor and the velvety melt-in-the-mouth paneer cubes; a heavenly combination to keep you satiated. Gone are the days when moms of nit-picking teens needed to worry about getting them to eat spinach. They now can just serve this hearty dish, and it will vanish in minutes.
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
 2 People  10 – 15 Minutes   20-25 Minutes


  • 300 g paneer cubes
  • 500 g spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 50 g fresh cream
  • 40 g finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp black salt
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste

For the Gravy

  • 3 sliced onions
  • 3 tbsp cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp melon seeds
  • 2 green chillies


For the Gravy

Step 1

Drop in all the ingredients in 1 cup of water and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes on low flame.

Step 2

Let it cool and blend to form a smooth paste. Keep aside.

For the Curry

Step 1

Bring 4 glasses of water to a boil. Add salt and cook the spinach leaves in it till tender. Take care not to lose colour of the leaves; maximum of 2 minutes.

Step 2

Remove from the flame, drain, and pulse to a smooth purée.

Step 3

Heat oil in a pan and add the ginger and garlic paste, followed by tomatoes.

Step 4

Keep sautéing till the oil starts leaving the mixture.

Step 5

Add the gravy mixture, spinach purée, black salt and salt. Stir constantly for about a minute.

Step 6

Add the paneer cubes, dried fenugreek leaves, garam masala, sugar and cream.

Step 7

Let this mixture boil for about 2-3 minutes.

Step 8

Serve hot with rotis, nans or steamed rice.

Nutritional Information

Calories 520 K cal
Proteins  31.3 g
Fat  26.9 g
Carbohydrates 42.7 g
Cholesterol  47 mg
Sodium  1197 mg
Potassium  1952 mg


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