Palak Paneer Dry

4 from 4 votes

Kids turn up their noses at the mention of palak or spinach. But this dish will make them ask for a second helping for sure. Palak paneer is usually a gravy based dish made with onion and tomato paste.
Palak paneer dry is an adaptation. it is quick and easy to make and can be used as a starter also. It is healthy and can serve as a good side dish for rotis and rice even for kids.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Served AsDinner
Recipe Taste Salty
Servings 2


  • 100 gram Paneer fresh, cut into thin blocks
  • 1 bunch Spinach a fistful, cut finely
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 Green chili slit lengthwise
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder
  • 2-3 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Onion seeds kalonji - 1/4 tsp


  • Cut the paneer into thin 1/2 inch slices and keep aside.
  • Heat the butter in a pan and add the cumin seeds and kalonji. As they splutter, add the finely cut spinach and saute for 3-4 minutes till it turns a little crisp.
  • Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and saute for 1 more minute.
  • Now add the paneer slices and mix well. Take care the paneer does not break.
  • Add salt to taste and cook for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 tsp of butter and remove from stove. Serve hot.

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 296 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 12 g | Fat: 25 g | Saturated Fat: 15 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0.5 g | Cholesterol: 63 mg | Sodium: 2643 mg | Potassium: 987 mg | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 16374 IU | Vitamin C: 51 mg | Calcium: 424 mg | Iron: 5 mg

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