5 from 2 votes
palak paneer
Palak Paneer
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

A delicious north Indian dish with pureed spinach cooked in onion, ginger, garlic warm spices and paneer cubes.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 210 kcal
Author: Archana
  • 1/2 pound Spinach
  • 1 cup cubed paneer
  • 1-2 green chilies
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely diced
  • 4 garlic
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger
  • 2 cloves
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 2 small pieces of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Boil 3 cups of water in a medium sized pot. Add spinach in it, cook for a minute and take it out in a colander. Pour cold water over it.
  2. Clean and dry the same pot and add ghee to it. Add onions and sauté. Cook covered for 2 mins on low to medium heat.
  3. Grind cloves, cinnamon, peppercorns, ginger, garlic and green chilies to fine paste. Add this paste to the onions and sauté for another minute.
  4. Add paneer to the pot and mix it gently with the onions.
  5. In a blender make fine paste of the blanched spinach. Add it to the pot. Add 1/2 cup of water. Add salt to taste and mix well. Cook uncovered for 2 mins and turn off the heat.
  6. Serve with Rice or Parathas.
Nutrition Facts
Palak Paneer
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Potassium 348mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 106.3%
Vitamin C 23.3%
Calcium 35.2%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.