Paneer is one thing that can be eaten as is or can be turned into absolutely fantastic delicacies. Palak paneer is one such combination of nutritious palak and yummy paneer. Its a popular dish found on almost every north indian restaurant menu and is one of those recipes that I make so very often simply because my whole family adores it and it is so full of nutrition (remember Popeye! :) ) -what better way to get our doze of iron and nutrition.

This is my version of palak paneer and I am sure you will like it too. I added gram flour in the masala before adding the palak, this gives it a different texture and makes it even more flavorful. Also, adding fresh ground coriander instead of store bought powdered one makes a lot of difference. I used milk instead of cream but you can use heavy cream to make it even richer.
Worth a  try!


  • Palak - 1 bunch
  • Paneer- 200 gms (or as required)
  • Onion- 1 medium(chopped)
  • Tomato- 1 big(chopped)
  • Garlic- 3-4 cloves(grated or chopped)
  • Green chili- 1 big (cut in half)
  • Coriander (freshly ground)-  11/2 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder- 1 teaspoon( to taste)
  • Gram floor(besan)- 1 tablespoon
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Milk- 1/2 cup
  • Heavy cream(optional) -I haven't used in this recipe
  • Whole red chili - to garnish
  • Salt- to taste


  • Wash, boil and blend palak- ( I do it in a chopper so that it doesn't become like a paste)
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and add onions, saute till light brown.
  • Now add garlic and saute for another minute
  • Add  green chili, ground coriander, red chili powder, salt and turmeric and stir.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook till oil separates.
  • Mix gram flour(besan) in 1/4th cup of water making a thin smooth paste and add it to the masala.
  • Cook for another minute so the gram flour is not raw.
  • Now add palak and milk, close the lid and cook for few minutes.
  • Add paneer at this time and cook for few more minutes.
  • Garnish with whole red chili tadka.

Enjoy with hot roti, naan or parantha!!
Posted by sneh On Tuesday, March 16, 2010 3 comments


  1. Love this with naan..looks wonderful !Such a nutritious combo..

  2. New to the site here.. this is a new version to me...should taste the best with a roti :-)

  3. Thats really wonderful, very healthy paneer in any form:)


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