Palak paneer/spinach and cottage cheese/how to make palak paneer

Palak paneer is spinach gravy with paneer,a north indian dish served with rotis,naans or chawal.Healthy and easy recipe to make without any added colour in it as usually you see many cooks use green colour for the pic to look good,palak/spinach is blanched and grinded into a puree with some masalas,my daughters favourite atleast in the name of paneer she eats the palak also(lol)lets see what goes in making this


The colour of my palak paneer is not dark green as I have used haldi powder in it,you can skip using haldi

I have fried paneer if you wish one can use them without frying



250 gm paneer (cottage cheese)

500 gm palak (spinach)

2 – 3 green chillies

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

1 onion

1/2 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)

1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp haldi powder  (turmeric)

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp garam Masala powder

1 tsp sugar

2 tsp oil

Salt as per taste


First wash palak and blanch it,straight away put in cold water to stop cooking and retain the green colour.

Once it has cooled down ,blend it into puree.

Cut onions and grind into fine paste.keep aside

Heat oil in kadai,add cumin seeds and green chili saute it for a minute.

Add ginger-garlic paste and onion paste,saute till oil leaves the sides of the kadai

Pour the palak puree,saute till oil leaves the sides of kadai

Add haldi, coriander powder saute a minute

Add water to a desired consistency

Now add the garam Masala powder,lemon juice, sugar,salt and the fried paneer

Let it boil for a minute or so

Your palak- paneer is ready

Enjoy it with rotis

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