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Do you feel the pressure to meet your daily quota of fruits & veggies every day?  And you really want to eat more dark-green veggies but don’t like the taste or not sure how to cook them?

Well, solution is at hand!

(And do I sound like a second-hand car sales person trying to pass off a thousand-year old car as ‘lightly used‘?)

All kidding aside, this is a great recipe for making palak paneer.  This is easy to make and keeps well in the fridge for few days. The paneer adds a delicious touch of creaminess to the dish and onions and tomatoes provide  texture and flavour. I serve it with chapatis and plain tomato salad and it’s simply to die for.

This is a super delicious recipe. Go on & try it!

PS: you will also meet your daily quota of veggies.

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Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian, Punjabi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories/Serving 196kcal


  • 500 gram spinach
  • 1 medium onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 3-4 green chillies finely chopped
  • 7-8 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 250 gram cottage cheese paneer, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp ghee or smoked mustard oil or any other cooking oil


  • Thoroughly wash the spinach to make sure that there is no dirt on the spinach.
  • Tightly pack the spinach in the pressure cooker and add one cup of water and cook it for 7-10 minutes until the spinach wilts.
  • Add the garlic, turmeric powder and salt.
  • The water from washing the spinach and one cup of water should be enough but if it's too dry, add another 1/2-1 cup of water.
  • Close the pressure cooker and set it on high heat. After the first pressure (whistle), turn the heat to low and cook it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Once the pressure cooker has cooled down, take the spinach out and puree the spinach. Set it aside
  • Lightly brown the paneer cubes and set them aside.

Making Tadka

  • Add oil to a wok and once the oil is hot, add the onions.
  • Saute the onions by alternating between hihg and medium heat until the onions are browned and translucent.
  • Add the green chillies and tomatoes. Saute by alternating between medium and low heat. Saute' the mixture until the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Add the browned paneer to the mix and saute for few minutes.
  • Add the pureed spinach to the tadka mixture. Cook for 5-7 minutes. If the spinach is too watery, you can cook for little longer until you can get it to desired consistency.



Serve with parathas or naan.
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