Total Time
1hr
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

Palak Paneer made easy so so so so good! I broke it down so it is as easy as possible. Get a stack of bowls handy for your chopped ingredients! I substitute the heavy cream with whole milk unless for a special occasion and it still turns out fine.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. chop up spinach. chop it up well and toss it in a big pot with a little water to shrink it.cook it on med high for about 3 minutes
  2. while the spinach is shrinking, cut up your onion and put it in a bowl.
  3. dump your spinach into a collander in the sink after it shrinks down and let it be.
  4. steam two tomatoes on high until the skin cracks (blanched) should take about 5-7 minutes
  5. while the tomatoes are blanching, seed and chop up your chile and chop up your ginger. cut em up really small. this is a cheat for mincing!
  6. put the ginger and chiles chopped up into a bowl together and set it near the spinach.
  7. pour paprika, cumin, turmeric, coriander and garam masala into a bowl together and have it handy.
  8. Tomatoes should be blanched by now so peel off the skin and chop them into about four pieces each.
  9. Get a big pan and heat some (apx 2 tbs) oil on high. when it's hot add your onion and cook for about two minutes.
  10. dump in you ginger/ chile mix and stir up. Savor that aroma and turn heat down to medium immediately.
  11. add your spices and stir it up. keep stirring until your onions are evenly coated with spices.Stir it around for about two or three minutes.
  12. Add your spinach to the pot and stir it all together.
  13. add your tomatoes. stir it up.
  14. I know it doesn't look like much right now, but it will be great, I promise!
  15. Give it about 5 minutes keeping it on med- med high.
  16. take this time to chop up your paneer cheese (which I get from whole foods) but can be made from scratch if need be. I cut my paneer into small cubes.
  17. Check on your pan -- add a little water if you need to and turn heat down to med low.
  18. give your mixture a good stir and add paneer cheese.
  19. let it simmer on med low for about 10-15 mins -- make sure your mixture doesn't stick by adding a little more water if you need to. Sometimes I need to, sometimes I don't- go figure!
  20. add your cream/ milk and let it simmer for 10 more mins on low.
  21. ENJOY! serve with rice or naan.