Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer Recipe
  • Dinner
  • Servings
  • 4Spicy
  • 30 MinsCook Time
  • Cuisine : Punjabi
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Palak Paneer is a popular North Indian curry made of blanched spinach and soft paneer. This restaurant style spicy Punjabi palak paneer recipe prepares yummy curry by cooking deep fried paneer cubes.


  • 1 bunch of Spinach
  • 6- 8 cloves Garlic
  • 2-3 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 3/4 teaspoon Coriander Powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Jeera Powder 
  • Salt, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons of Cream
  • 200gms Paneer 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Full jeera
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda

Step By Step Method

  • Step 1. Blanche a bunch of washed and cut spinach for 3-5 minutes after sprinkling the baking soda to help retain the color. Once done, remove and allow to cool and blend with a hand blender.

    Step 2. In another pan, heat oil. Add 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, onions, garlic and red chilies and saute until golden brown. Add the spinach and rest of the dry masalas.

    Step 3. Cut the paneer into cubes. Place in the air fryer until crispy. Once done, add this to the spinach mixture.

    Step 4. Mix in the cream to this and allow to cook for a minute or two. Serve.


    Also note:

    • a. Add a teaspoon of baking soda before adding the spinach, this well help the spinach to retain its color
    • b. Spinach is very low in calories and has a good amount of dietary fiber
    • c. High in vitamins A, C and zinc
    • d. This same spinach sauce can be used for making chicken, potatoes, and corn

About Chef


Chef Deepu is a successful restaurateur from Chile running multi award winning restaurants. He is young and passionate about both finger foods & football. He loves the environment of a kitchen and feels a kitchen is a place where ingredients come alive. Cooking for him is not chemistry but an art in itself. It requires more intuition and taste rather than exact measurements.

Chef Deepu has previously worked with Dublin Restaurant and Bar and with Soul Of India as CEO and Head Chef, Chile. He also has plans of opening up a Soul of India restaurant in Pune, India, very soon. Soul of India has been ranked the No. 1 Indian restaurant in Chile, under his leadership.

A specialist in Indian, Italian, Latin, Japanese and French cuisines, Chef Deepu has also been featured on Zee Khana Khazana.