Vegetarian Recipe: Palak Paneer (Spinach and Cottage Cheese Curry)

The vegetarian recipe for Palak Paneer (Spinach and Cottage Cheese Curry):

servings –5


  • 250 g fresh spinach leaves
  • 100 g paneer/Indian fresh cheese (cut into 1 cm cubes)
  • 1/2 cup roasted cashew nuts (grind)
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds (chop)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese – suitable for vegetarians
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 dried chili (chop)
  • 1 green chili (chop)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water


  1. Heat oil, saute dried chili, coriander seeds, mustard seeds and cumin seeds until fragrant.
  2. Add spinach, stir evenly, cover the pan, simmer for 3 minutes, remove and cool.
  3. Transfer the spinach mixture to a blender.
  4. Add cashew nuts, plain yogurt, salt, cream cheese, green chili and water; pulse until smooth.
  5. Pour the puree into a sauce pot and stir over low flame until boiling.
  6. Add paneer and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Remove, place in a large bowl and garnish with chopped almonds.
  8. Serve.

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