Palak Paneer Recipe – Delicious Spinach Cottage Cheese Recipe in Punjabi Style

Palak Paneer or spinach paneer is one of the most loved dishes in north India. Not only that, but it has also been made famous all over the world due to its taste and palatable nature. A delicious recipe that’s easily adaptable, Palak Paneer benefits you from multiple angles.

Palak paneer dish is cooked on a pan or a flat-top grill in which the vegetables are placed in order to retain their shape. It is usually bathed in creamy and smooth spinach sauce infused with fresh spices.

This is easy to prepare and adaptable recipes, it is also perfect for families who have varying tastes. A perfect mix of flavors.

In palak paneer spices used can vary according to various different styles and the different cuisines. Some people use Garlic, Cumin, Turmeric and other similar spices while other people prefer more intense taste using more herbs and spices like Bhai Dooj (baked rice) or Rasgullas (groundnut and gram flour) in the recipe.

Palak paneer recipe can be prepared at home or as a part of a larger meal. Since it is so easy to prepare, most of the time you can even prepare it on a weekend and serve it to your friends and family. This is a perfect recipe if you want to prepare a large party meal. Continue reading the article.

Palak Paneer Addons


A good option when it comes to preparing a palak recipe is to make your own starter pack. This way, you save money and time. You can make your own starter pack consisting of vegetables like potato, onions, capsicum, coriander, jalapeno peppers, turmeric powder, ginger, garlic, cumin powder and garam masala powder. {or even curry powder or even saffron powder.

You don’t need to go to restaurants to enjoy it. It can be prepared at home using a simple and straightforward recipe and it can be served with your favorite meals. And it doesn’t even need to be cooked to perfection. Which is the beauty of this Indian style cuisine? You can choose to serve it cold, reheat it for another dinner party, or serve it with rice or roti or other curries or bread.

Taste is important. It shouldn’t be overpowering, but not underdone. The taste of the dish should be a pleasant one so that you will remember your meal and will love it.

How to Make Palak Paneer


40 minutes makes for a great week night meal, and to cook! Packed with Vitamins and protein, my vegan palak paneer a Mild and creamy spinach curry — is simple to make.

Ingredients for Palak Paneer

  • 500gm of Palak as it (spinach) (Required)
  • 200gm Paneer cut according to you (Required)
  • 2 Onions cut in small size (around 150gm) (Required)
  • 12 to 15 slices of Garlic cut in tiny pieces (Required)
  • 2 Leaf of Tejpatta (Required)
  • 2 Tomatoes cut in small size (Required)
  • Two pinches of Black Pepper (Optional)
  • 6 to 8 Green Chilli cut in small size (you can add less and more according to your taste). (Optional)
  • A small piece of Ginger cut in tiny pieces (Optional)
  • Butter or Desi Ghee 50gm (Optional)
  • Mustard Oil 50gm (Choice)
  • Half Tea-Spoon Jeera (cumin) (Required)
  • One Tea-spoon Kashmiri Red Chilli (for Tadka) (Required)
  • Garam Masala Powder (Optional)
  • Salt according to taste (Required)

Let’s start Cooking Palak Paneer Step by step


Wash Palak (spinach) and boil it in a pressure cooker till 3 whistles at medium flame. For curry: Take a kadai (Pan), adds 50gm of Mustard Oil, and add onions to it till golden brown.

Add Tomatoes to it, and also add salt according to your taste. When tomatoes cooked properly remove it from the flame, and 10 minutes to cool down.
Till it cools, check Palak (spices) cooker if it boiled then, wash it with cold water to cool it immediately.

Now time to make curry: Firstly grinds Onion and Tomatoes which we fried in a pan, and keep it aside.

Take boiled Palak and add 6 to 8 green chilli to it, and grinds.

After that, again take a kadai (pan) add 2 Teaspoons of Desi ghee or little butter or you can also use Mustard oil (Mustard oil also has many health benefits).

Add Jeera (cumin), wait 30 Second, add garlic, wait 45 seconds again add ginger, again wait 30 second more, and add onion and tomato curry. Cooke it for 10 minutes, and don’t forget to cover kadai (pan) and also rotate it after few intervals of time.

After 10 minutes, add Palak (spinach) to curry. Add 2 Leaf of Tejpatta, 2 pinches of Black Pepper. Cooke it for 5 minutes, add paneer, cooks it for another 2 minutes.

Your Palak (spinach) paneer is ready only Tadka Step is remaining. Now make Tadka.

For Tadka take big table spoon add 50gm of butter or Desi Ghee. Take tablespoon on the flame directly, add 1 teaspoon of Kashmiri Red Chilli.

And after 10 second spread it on palak paneer. Your delicious Palak paneer is ready to serve.

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