Homemade Palak Paneer

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Palak = Spinach | Paneer = Cheese


  • 1 pkg. fresh chopped spinach
  • About 6 Tablespoons of Ghee or Olive oil
  • 1.5 cups of Paneer
  • 1 Tablespoon of white flour
  • .5 teaspoon of Fenugreek (a spice)
  • .5 teaspoon of Garam Masala (a spice)
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt

Ingredients to make Masala[edit]

  • .5 inch piece fresh Ginger
  • .5 Tablespoon Coriander powder
  • .5 teaspoon of Tumeric
  • .5 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • .25 teaspoon Paprika
  • 4 Tablespoons of Whey or water

Blend Masala into a paste and set aside


  1. Blend Paneer with 1 Tablespoon of Flour
  2. Roll out into a square or rectangle
  3. Cut into .5 inch (cm?) cubes and bake at 350F (C?) for about 8-19 minutes
  4. Set aside


  1. Heat 2 Tablespoons of Ghee, when it begins to smoke:
  2. Add .5 teaspoon of Fenugreek and let it lightly brown (which will take a few seconds)
  3. Add the Masala and cook until slightly dry.
  4. Add the Spinach, stir through and cook until tender about 5 minutes or so, covered
  5. Add .5 teaspoon Garam Masala and 1 teaspoon of salt. Stir through
  6. Add the Paneer Squares

Ready to serve. Another variation is you can steam 1 Carrot, blend and add to the spinach.


Any clarifications, let me know.. -Kunda

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