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Palak Methi Paneer

Palak Methi Paneer

Paneer combined with loads of healthy greens and spices to make it this delectable curry of Palak Methi Paneer. Enjoy this Punjabi favorite with some parathas, naan or rotis.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 301kcal
Author Manju


  • 5 cups chopped spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 3 Thai green chillies chopped and crushed to a coarse paste
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ cup dried fenugreek leaves / kasuri methi
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 10 oz paneer cut into 1" cubes, about 16-18 cubes
  • salt to taste
  • ½ lime squeezed


  • Boil some water and add the spinach leaves to it for a couple of minutes. Drain them to a bowl of ice water and drain them again.
  • Puree them with the green chillies, ginger and garlic. Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a kadhai and add the cumin seeds to it. Once they splutter, add the onions and saute. Once they soften (dont wait for them to brown), add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. 
  • Add the pureed spinach mix to this. Mix in the kasuri methi and paneer. Let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Sprinkle the garam masala on top and squeeze the lime. Mix well.
  • Remove from heat and serve hot with rotis, naan or parathas.


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3610IU | Vitamin C: 18.7mg | Calcium: 391mg | Iron: 1.5mg