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 known to be one of the most successful restaurateur from Chile his own running chains of restaurants that have won several awards. He is young and extremely zealous about both food & football. He is fascinated by the environment of a kitchen and believes that a kitchen is one of the most important part of a home. He believes cooking is a form of art that constantly needs experimentation. Chef Deepu has earlier worked with Dublin Restaurant and Bar and with Soul of India as CEO and Head Chef, Chile where he serves chef deepu food recipes. He also has plans of opening up a Soul of India restaurant in Pune, India, very soon. Soul of India is one of the most popular restaurant chains across the globe.