Easy Palak Paneer


A delicious Indian dish, good on its own or served with rice or naan bread. Substitute tofu for paneer to make it vegan.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
34 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
59 mins
6 servings


  • 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 red pepper flakes

  • 2 teaspoons curry powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

  • 3 tomatoes, diced

  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root

  • 2 cups cubed paneer


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, coriander, turmeric, garam masala, red pepper flakes, curry powder, cumin, and salt; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Mix water, spinach, tomatoes, and 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 blend until smooth.

  4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir paneer until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir pureed spinach mixture into skillet with paneer. Cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
9g Fat
16g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 773mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 20mg 101%
Calcium 212mg 16%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 711mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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