Palak Paneer

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recipe by Leanne @ Drop www.instagram.com/leannemsullivan

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    35mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    640

Here's a delicious medium-spiced vegetarian curry to serve with rice or naan. I used a combination of online recipes to create an easy but flavorful version. I prefer a "half-blended" texture that's not too smooth and not too chunky. Make it spicier with more chili flakes or a chopped fresh chili. Don't forget the fresh cilantro to garnish!

recipe updated May 20, 2019

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil icon
    Vegetable oil
    44ml
  • Onion icon
    Onion
    140g
  • Ginger icon
    Ginger
    44g
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    36g
  • Tomato icon
    Tomato
    280g
  • Garam masala icon
    Garam masala
    2g
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    1g
  • Ground turmeric icon
    Ground turmeric
    1g
  • Spinach icon
    Spinach
    255g
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    13g
  • Single cream icon
    Single cream
    44ml
  • Paneer icon
    Paneer
    454g
  • Cilantro icon
    Cilantro
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Blender
  • kCook icon Colander
  • kCook icon Blender jug
  • kCook icon Sieve
  • kCook icon Fryer
  • kCook icon Frying pan

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside onion: chopped
  2. Prep and set aside ginger: minced
  3. Prep and set aside garlic clove: crushed
  4. Prep and set aside tomato: chopped
  5. Prep and set aside paneer: cubed - 1.5"
  6. Get a clean frying pan
  7. Heat vegetable oil
  8. Add prepared onion
  9. Cook in frying pan until lightly browned - approx 7 min
  10. Add prepared ginger
  11. Add prepared garlic clove
  12. Cook - approx 3 min
  13. Add prepared tomato
  14. Cook while stirring occasionally - approx 5 min
  15. Add garam masala
  16. Add ground cumin
  17. Add ground turmeric
  18. Stir well until combined - approx 1 min
  19. Add spinach
  20. Sauté in frying pan until softened - approx 5 min
  21. Add spinach
  22. Sauté in frying pan until softened - approx 5 min
  23. Transfer content of frying pan to blender jug
  24. Add sea salt
  25. Add single cream
  26. Blend to taste - medium-high speed
  27. Clean frying pan with kitchen towel
  28. Add vegetable oil
  29. Add prepared paneer
  30. Fry each side until browned - approx 5 min
  31. Transfer sauce to frying pan carefully
  32. Heat gently
  33. Garnish with cilantro
  34. Serve
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