Rosy's Palak Paneer

Rosy's Palak Paneer

E. Martin 0

"An Indian friend of mine showed me the ropes for cooking this delicious and completely authentic Indian dish of spinach and paneer."

Ingredients 1 h 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 366 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 366 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.7g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 20.2 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 1436 mg
  • 57%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt ghee in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in garlic and cumin seed; cook until the garlic softens, about 3 minutes. Add tomato paste, ginger, 1 teaspoon garam masala, salt, onion, and water. Increase heat to medium, and stir until the tomato paste dissolves. Simmer slowly for 1 hour, adding water as needed to maintain a sauce-like consistency.
  2. Stir in spinach and cook until hot, about 5 minutes. Add paneer, and allow to cook an additional 5 minutes, or until hot. Pour into a serving dish and sprinkle with cilantro and remaining garam masala.
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  1. 62 Ratings


This was really delicious. Due to the comments of others, I reduced the tomato by half and I found that proportion tasty. I used about 2 cups of ricotta in place of the paneer - it was very creamy but delicious. I also didn't find I needed to simmer the tomato sauce for an hour - I did just about hald an hour.


This was a great dish! The only things I had to change was to add more vegetabes-I think the spinach could have been doubled. This recipe is also different from the palak paneer that I usually have in the restraurants, as it has a tomato base and is not creamy. Overall, a good dish with authentic flavors. thanks!


"Rosy" is right... as in red and tomatoey! Palak paneer is green, right?? We've never had palak paneer that looked or tasted like this in a restaurant. It was our first time trying to make palak paneer and it is hard to imagine how this recipe can create GREEN palak paneer! With all the tomato paste and ginger called for, we ended up with a very red gingery dish that tasted good... but not really like palak paneer. Suggest really cutting the tomato, cutting the ginger, and upping the spinach! Still tasty though!