Palak Paneer

Do you eat non vegetarian food daily? I am always questioned. To be frank No.We in fact consume more vegetables than meat.Though many a times it is incorporated with meat .  I don’t know why people think that if you are meat eater, you cannot like vegetables. 

But when I look back at my blog, I am shocked to see more non vegetarian recipes. So in all nobody’s at fault but me giving the impression of being a  hardcore nonvegie.

So, today I am trying to change that with one of my favourite recipes Palak Paneer. Though K does’nt like paneer. He doesn’t understand the taste of paneer. Well there are many things, I don’t understand too like eating Quails. Well this is my answer to his not liking paneer.

So now to the recipe.

Serves: 2

2  bunch spinach leaves
1/2 tsp oil
1 tbsp chopped onion

For the masala
5 garlic cloves
1 inch ginger
3  green chillies
1 tbsp curd
1/8 tsp cumin powder

100 gm paneer/cottage cheese cubed
1 tbsp chopped onion
1tbsp pure ghee
3 tbsp oil
salt to taste


  1. Prepare the spinach puree: Heat oil. Add in onion.When translucent, add in spinach leaves. Cook for few seconds.It will change color, wilt & release water. Remove from flame. Cool & puree.
  2. For the masala: Grind into paste all the ingredients no II
  3. Heat oil in a pan. When hot, add in chopped onion & cook till pinkish in color. Add in the grounded masala paste. Fry for few minutes till oil starts showing.
  4. Add in the spinach puree. Add salt.
  5. Prepare the paneer: Shallow fry the cubed paneer in the ghee till light brown. Add it to the spinach gravy. Cook together till desired consistency.
  6. Serve hot with Roti or Parathas.

26 thoughts on “Palak Paneer

  1. i was giggling reading ur intro... the only person who loves paneer at home is my brother, nobody else, so i normally don't bother to cook... just like u say, even though we don't eat non-veg everyday, even my blog looks like i eat more non-veg than veg, which actually going to see is not true!!! hehe... yummy palak paneer... love that first snap...
  2. I am so glad to see a vegetarian recipe on your blog.. And yes i though ur a pakka non vegetarian...
    We make palak paneer a lot in winters , will try your recipe
    Keep in touch,
  3. I think its a wrong perception that veggies are boring. Like you said, its how we cook it or incorporate with other ingredients. We are not vegetarians but there's always a vegetarian dish for every of our meal. Palak paneer will always be my all time fav yet I seldom make it. Maybe because we eat more of tofu than paneer. Certainly I am tempted by this tempting combo. Will give a go with tofu with the rest as the usual as per you recipe. The vibrant color of the dish is much loved too.
  4. My kids adore palak paneer, me not so much. I like the palak, just not the paneer!! My daughter is a vegetarian so I try to make it two/ three times a week, but my other children are carnivores.
    Anyway, lovely recipe! Thanks!

  5. Hi Humi,

    Whether I am a vegetarian or not, I still like my vege!

    I can imagine your palak paneer with lots of spinach must be very delicious to eat with roti :D


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