Paneer Palak Kofta

"Yummy Veggie Koftas! This recipe is from I love spinach, and paneer and koftas, so I am so happy about this recipe. Some people prefer to use tofu or cottage cheese instead of paneer, but I find that it's very easy to make my own with milk, lemon juice and cheese cloth, and TOTALLY worth it."
photo by a user photo by a user
Ready In:




  • Wash spinach in plenty of running water to get rid of any dirt, soil or impurities.
  • Blanch spinach in boiling hot water and refresh in cold water.
  • Chop and keep aside.
  • Add chopped green chillies, salt, chopped garlic and corn flour.
  • Mix well and divide into 12 equal portions.
  • Grate paneer.
  • Add salt and mash well.
  • Divide it into 12 small balls.
  • Take spinach, flatten it on your palm and stuff paneer balls in it.
  • Shape it into a ball (kofta).
  • Deep fry for 5 minutes in moderately hot oil.
  • Heat butter in a pan.
  • Add Whole garam masala.
  • Let it crackle.
  • Then add ginger paste, garlic paste and chopped green chillies.
  • Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree, red chilli powder, Garam masala powder, salt in one cup of water.
  • Bring it to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add sugar or honey or both and kasoori methi.
  • Stir in fresh cream.
  • Serve koftas cut into halves on top of makhani gravy.
  • Do not boil koftas in the gravy.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. This took me more than an hour to prepare. BUT, this is my first time trying koftas. It's not a diffcult recipe, just a bit time consuming. I *did* find paneer in the freezer of the Indian market. I didn't have whole garam masala, so I used ground. I had only whole kasuri methi, I now have ground. LOL. It didn'y say to in the recipe, but I squeezed the spinach as dry as I could. I was amazed at how thinly I could spread the spinach mixture & easily molded around the paneer. On a few koftas, the spinach pulled away from the paneer when frying. Delicious nonetheless. VERY DELICIOUS!!! The sauce was delicious. We gobbled them all up & wanted more. Thank you for sharing! Made for PAC Spring '07.


I learned to cook at a very early age, and like my teacher (mother) I am famous for cooking without recipes. This habit makes for unique delicious *unrepeatable* meals. My plan is to use this site in a way that neither my mother or myself have ever learned to use paper and pen; to record my "concoctions" for posterity.
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes