Palak Paneer - Rich in Iron

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About Palak Paneer - Rich in Iron

Iron is an essential nutrient that plays an important role in many bodily functions. A diet lacking in iron can result in low energy levels, shortness of breath and anemia.
Spinach or palak is good source of non-heme form of iron. We often make palak paneer at home.
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Recipe Time & More

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Recipe TasteSalty
Calories - 663 kcal
Servings - 2


For Palak Puree

  • 250 grams Palak
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 2 Green Chillies

For Palak Paneer Masala

  • 100 grams Paneer cut into cube or triangle sized
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 2-3 tsp Salt as per taste
  • 1/4 cup Water warm
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup Cream +1 teaspoon more
  • 1 tsp Kasuri methi crushed, roasted

Other ingredients

  • 2 cup Water for soaking + 2cups (for boiling)
  • 1 bowl Water Ice cold (pour 3 cups water with 10 ice cubes in a bowl)


  • Soak the palak into water for 15 minutes, then drain the water and leaves very well.
  • Boil 2 cups of water adding little salt, add palak, close the lid and simmer the gas and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Switch off the gas and strain the palak.
  • Add palak or spinach into ice cold water for 15 minutes to keep the colour of palak. Drain the ice cold water.
  • Add palak in a wet grinder along with ginger, garlic, chopped chilies and salt to make a smooth puree.
  • Heat oil in a pan,Add chopped onion, fry until light brown.Add ginger,garlic paste,mix and stir.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and fry until raw aroma of ginger garlic paste goes away.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder, mix and stir. Add salt.
  • Add warm water,let the water bring to boil. When the water will start boiling,add paneer, mix with spices.
  • Simmer the gas and close the lid and cook 2 to 3minutes until paneer or tofu is soft and gravy is thicken.
  • Add garam masala powder and roasted kasuri methi and mix.
  • Add butter cream and mix.
  • Switch off the gas. Transfer the dish in a serving bowl and garnish with little cream.

Recipe Notes

  • If you want you can skip cream, instead of cream you can add 1/4 cup milk.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 663kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 2718mg | Potassium: 1221mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 13953IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 457mg | Iron: 5mg

Moumita Kundu Malla
Moumita Kundu Malla

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