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palak paneer

I was craving spinach and paneer, so of course I attempted to make palak paneer for the first time and it turned out amazing! This dish sounded intimidating, at least to me, but now its my new favorite way to eat paneer just because it was so easy to make and super yummy too.



  • 1 cup paneer, cubed
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/4 onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 tomato, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1″ ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1 green chili, roughly chopped
  • 3 cups spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat up some oil in a pan on medium high heat and add in the cumin seeds. When they start to sizzle, add in the onions and cook till translucent. Add in the garlic, ginger and chilis and stir till fragrant. Add in the tomatoes, stir, then add in the spinach leaves. Cook on medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend to a smooth paste, then transfer the mixture back into the pan.  Add in the water and spices and mix till well combined. Reduce to a simmer, add in the paneer and cook for 10 minutes, occasionally stirring. The paneer should be tender when poked with a fork. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with a cube of butter and serve with paratha.


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