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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 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsDinner
Servings 2


  • Fresh paneer cut into thin blocks- 100 g
  • Palak Spinach - a fistful cut finely
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1 slit lengthwise
  • Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt
  • 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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Priya Iyer(Anitha)
Priya Iyer(Anitha)

A foodie who likes to explore different aspects of the gastronomic universe

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