Paalak Paneer


Punjab……………The land of Five rivers. The Punjabi Cusine is one of the best cuisines in India. Of course each and every state has their own cuisine, but all of them Punjabi cuisine takes the cake from all by its variety starting Buttery parathas, Naans, Kulchaas to palak paneer, tandoor and the rice variety all with the sufficient blend of spices in them. Today I am posting palak paneer. Let me tell u something we can make this easily. I am fond of palak paneer I love eating it with Naan .But Now this is the fastest dish I can make for a nice healthy dinner. I still remember the day in Newyork airport we had this Punjabi chole and spinach curry with rice for 7$ 5yrs back. Till then I was not an ardent fan of any cuisine other than Andhra except for Manchurians.

I am posting this for RCI Punjabi cuisine hosted by Richa of As Dear As Salt.

Preparation Time: 5 mints

Cooking time: 10 mints

Spice level is mild.



Spinach……………..1 lb pack.

Paneer (Indian cottage cheese)……….1 pack (cut into cubes)

Onion…………………1 chopped

Green chillis……….3 chopped

Garam masala……….1 tsp

Salt………………………….to taste

Turmeric………………….I/4 tsp

Ginger-garlic chopped……… 1 tbsp


  1. In a pan heat one tbsp oil add chopped onions,green chillis,ginger garlic. Sauté them.
  2. Now add washed spinach no need to chop.
  3. Add water cover and let it boil for 2 mints. The spinach is cooked, keep aside and cool.
  4. Transfer the cooled spinach into blender and puree it.
  5. In a flat pan place the paneer cubes and sauté them without oil till the sides turn golden brown on all sides.
  6. Keep them aside.
  7. Now in the pan add little oil, cumin seeds and spinach puree, add salt, turmeric powder and garam masala.
  8. Let it boil for 2mins,now add paneer. Mix well.

Serve hot with Naan or as u wish. We had ours with Butter Naan.


12 responses to this post.

  1. Hi, this is first time at your blog. Nice blog with yummy recipes. Great entry to RCI-Punjab. Looks great. Thanks for sharing your version. Have a great weekend.


  2. nice entry ramya! palak paneer is ever favorite for us too!


  3. Now thats what I call dinner in a jiffy!!! So simple, fast and tasty!!!
    I sometimes feel lazy to cook such dishes becoz they are often time consuming.. but you have made them easier for me 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!


  4. So healthy and tasty side dish for Rotis.Looks great Ramya.Great entry too:)


  5. palak paneer looks so delicious, it’s the evr fav!


  6. This is such an easy and quick recipe! love it!


  7. I love this!


  8. Hey Ramya, thanks for stopping by….went through your blog, and I liked your coconut laddoo recipe in particular, can I take two from that ?:P



  9. Ramya, thank you so much for letting me know about Eeenadu plagiarising my content. Its so shocking that Eenadu can stoop down so low. Yest it was Yahoo,now Eeenadu. Thanks again Ramya. I am thinking of the next course of action.

    And I am wondering how I missed your blog for so long. You have a wonderful collection of recipes…Will visit often..


  10. palak paneer never gets old isn’t it? it my favorite.


  11. Ramya, nice entry for RCI Punjab. I love palak paneer very much and it goes so well with plain roti or naan.


  12. Recipe looks fresh and healthy..///Delicious entry for the event….thanks for sharing.


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