Palak Paneer

what is palak paneer?

Palak paneer is a vegetarian dish, consisting of paneer in a thick paste made from green chillies coriander and spinach.

What are the sources of palak paneer?

Palak paneer is a north Indian vegetarian curry with origins in the Punjab region. The dish is comprised of a spinach puree and fresh-pressed cheese, with an aromatic blend of spices that includes ginger, garlic, and garam masala. Palak paneer is also sometimes called saag paneer.

Who invented palak paneer?

In spite of these legends, it seems that paneer, as it is known today, was not actually introduced into Indian cuisine until the Moghul Empire took control of South Asia during the 16th century. Palak paneer evolved from the more traditional North Indian saag paneer, and has been adopted by Pakistan too.

Health Benefits

Palak paneer is one of the healthiest vegetable dishes that is full of nutrition and flavor. You can enjoy this dish with chapati, naan or steamed rice

palak paneer calories without cream

One serving of homemade palak paneer gives 320 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 60 calories, proteins account for 47 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 213 calories.

What are the benefits of eating Palak paneer?

Palak paneer is a rich source of protein and can help facilitate the process of weight management that involves muscle building through workouts. It contains onions which are a good source of antioxidants and can promote hair health and improve immunity. Vitamin C can help boost immunity.

The dish has magnesium, folate, vitamin A, vitamin K, potassium, calcium and so much more. Priya says, ‘Since palak paneer is full of calcium and phosphorous it plays a role in heart and muscle function. ‘ According to Priya, the vitamins B2 and B12 in cottage cheese help convert the food into usable energy.

Here is the healthiest palak paneer recipe I m sharing with you .


  • 2Tablespoon Oil
  • 1teaspoon ghee(optional)
  • 1Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Onion (Chopped)
  • 2Teaspoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2Tomato (Chopped)
  • 500gms Spinach
  • 250 coriander
  • 2Cup Water
  • Salt (To Taste)
  • 1pinch of sugar
  • 6Green Chillies (Slit)
  • 1/2Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1Teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1TeaspoonRed Chilli Powder
  • 250gms Paneer (Cut Into ½ Inch Cubes)
  • 1Teaspoon garam masala

How to cook palak paneer

Heat oil in a karahi, add cumin seeds and when they splutter add ginger garlic paste and fry for 5 minutes add chopped onions and fry till translucent.

Now add turmeric powder,coriander powder and red chilli powder. Fry for a minute.Add the tomatoes and saute till soft cook till the masalas are well mixed.

Boil the spinach coriander and 3 green Chillies in 1 cup of water till the leaves are wilted. Drain the water and grind the spinach leaves into a fine paste.

Now add green chilli pureed spinach .

Mix well, cover and cook for a minute on low flame. Add the paneer pieces, mix well and simmer for 5 minutes. Add salt to taste.

Now add some garam masala and serve hot.


Added sugar reduced the sourness of spinch and make taste better, use clarified butter it will enhance the flavor.

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