Easy palak paneer

    59 min

    Spinach is mixed with curry, garam masala, fresh ginger and paneer cheese in this vegetarian, traditional Indian dish of palak paneer.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
    • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
    • 2 teaspoons garam masala
    • 2 teaspoons dried chilli flakes
    • 2 teaspoons curry powder
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 240ml water
    • 550g frozen spinach, thawed and drained
    • 3 tomatoes, diced
    • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
    • 450g cubed paneer

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:34min  ›  Extra time:5min  ›  Ready in:59min 

    1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium heat; cook and stir onion until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, coriander, turmeric, garam masala, dried chilli flakes, curry powder, cumin and salt; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
    2. Mix water, spinach, tomatoes and fresh ginger into the onion mixture; simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
    3. Transfer spinach mixture to a blender and process until smooth.
    4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium heat; cook and stir paneer until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir pureed spinach mixture into pan with paneer. Cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.

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    Was very tasty. I omitted the red pepper flakes and added a few drops of lemon juice. I didn't have curry powder either.  -  28 May 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Not contempt with just cumin I added Garam Masala and it was delicious, thanks!  -  12 May 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    good,. I only used one teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and it was plenty spicy for us. we all really liked it  -  29 Apr 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)