15 minute Palak Paneer


Another quick all time favorite recipe…..it always amazes me how some restaurants load up this recipe with spices and grease and take away from the comfort food feeling!

This recipe here uses very few simple ingredients and no butter or cream what so ever! And it’s a great way to feed your kids the healthy goodness of spinach and Paneer.

Ingredients: Serves 4

Spinach coarsely chopped 1 bag

Paneer ( Cottage cheese) 20 small cubes ( You can make Paneer at home or buy pre cut cubes from the store)

Green Chillies – 3

Garlic 1″

Ginger 1″

Garam Masala 1 tsp

Tomato – 1 large chopped

Milk 2% – 8 oz

Cilantroe – For garnishing

Fennel seeds and 1 tsp oil – For seasoning

Salt to taste

In a frying pan, heat 1 tsp oil and allow the fennel seeds to splutter. Then add the chopped onions, crushed ginger and garlic and saute till the onions turn golden brown. Then add the chopped green chillies and tomatoes. Fry till the oil starts to separate out from the tomato. Then add the garam masala and the chopped spinach. Transfer this into a blender and grind using 2% milk, making sure the consistency of the paste does not become too watery.

Add salt to taste and toss in the Paneer cubes. Garnish with cilantroe. Set aside for about 30 mins so the Paneer soaks in the spices from the paste. Serve with rotis.

Tip: If you are using frozen Paneer, thaw it ahead of time for about an hour or so. This will avoid boiling the Paneer with the spinach, which will end up leaving the Paneer fragmented and crumbly.


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