Manjusha's Palak Paneer

Manjusha's Palak Paneer


1 person made this

About this recipe: Palak Paneer is a recipe of UP and very popular in UP, Pujab and many parts of India. There is one thing in my recipe which makes it special. I add some heavy cream at the end and this adds a rich creamy taste to this recipe. Palak Paneer goes well with roti and naan.


Serves: 4 

  • 4 cups Spinach Leaves (cleaned)
  • 3 teaspoons Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 10 Cloves
  • 5 cm piece Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons Chopped Garlic
  • 1 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoons Chopped Ginger
  • 1 cup Chopped Tomato
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 2 pinches Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Fenugreek Leaves Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Chopped Green Chillies
  • 1 Cup Paneer Cubes
  • 1/2 cup Cream

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Heat water and add spinach leaves into the water and cook it for 2 minutes. This helps spinach to cook fast and gives a fine spinach paste. Now separate spinach from water and let it cool. Now put this spinach into a blender and make a fine paste.
  2. In a pan, add oil and when the oil is heating add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick, and cardomom and let it splatter. Add garlic and onion; fry till golden brown.
  3. Season with salt, and add ginger and turmeric. Stir in chopped tomato, cumin powder and coriander powder, nutmeg powder; cook it on medium flame till the tomatoes are totally dissolved in it. Add chilli powder, fenugreek leaf powder and green chillies and cook it for 2 minutes. Now add palak paste and cook it till the oil oozes out.
  4. Stir paneer into this palak, and let it simmer for 3 mins. Finally add cream to it to give a rich taste.

Recently viewed

Reviews (1)


Thanks for sharing this. I have made this before but one difference i saw in your recipe was abt the fenugreek powder. will give this try again. - 01 Dec 2010

Write a review

Click on stars to rate