Palak Paneer Curry
Paneer pieces cooked in mildly spiced delicious Spinach gravy and its ready to serve with rice or Naan.
Servings Prep Time
4-5servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4-5servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 3tbsp ghee or oil
  • 1/2 onionfinely chopped
  • 1 green chilifinely chopped
  • 1tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 2 1/4cups spinach
  • 1/2cup Water(or as needed for desired consistency)
  • 14ounces paneer cubes(extra firm tofu can also be used)
  • 4tbsp heavy cream or cashew pasteto garnish
  • 1medium tomatofinely chopped
  • 1tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2tbsp coriander powder
  • 2tsp garam masala powder
  • red chili powderto taste
  • saltto taste
  1. Put instant pot on sauté high mode. Add ghee and let it get hot, add cumin seeds and fry well.
  2. Add onions and green chili, sauté, then add tomatoes, fry till mushy.
  3. Add in the spice powders and salt, mix well, then add in the spinach, water and mix. Turn off sauté mode.
  4. Put the lid, vent to sealing position. Do manual high 2 minutes and Quick release after 2 minutes in warm mode.
  5. Now grind the spinach onion tomato mix using a hand blender or in a regular blender to a fine paste. Add in more water to desired consistency and put on saute mode high for 5 minutes or so.
  6. Add garam masala and mix, then add in the Toasted or untoasted paneer cubes and simmer for 2 to 4 minutes.
  7. Serve with Cream or cashew paste if desired.
Recipe Notes

Vegans can use Oil instead of ghee and Extra firm Tofu instead of Paneer.