Aromatic Delights: Unveiling the Secrets of Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is a popular Indian dish made with spinach and paneer (Indian cottage cheese). It is a delicious and nutritious dish that is perfect for a weeknight meal.


  • 1 pound spinach, washed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup paneer, cubed


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, ginger, turmeric, garam masala, red chili powder, and salt. Cook for 1 minute more.
  3. Add the spinach and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool slightly.
  5. Puree the spinach mixture in a blender until smooth.
  6. Return the pan to medium heat and add the heavy cream. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.
  7. Add the paneer cubes and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with rice or naan.


  • For a richer flavor, use whole milk instead of heavy cream.
  • If you don't have paneer, you can substitute tofu or ricotta cheese.
  • To make the dish spicier, add more red chili powder.
  • To make the dish milder, omit the red chili powder.
  • Garnish with cilantro or chopped green onions before serving.


  • You can add other vegetables to the dish, such as carrots, peas, or potatoes.
  • You can also add other spices to the dish, such as cumin or coriander.
  • For a vegetarian version of the dish, omit the paneer and add more vegetables.

Palak Paneer is a delicious and nutritious dish that is perfect for a weeknight meal. It is easy to make and can be customized to your liking. So why not give it a try?

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