Try our palak paneer recipe then check out our saag paneer, paneer masala, saag aloo and more paneer recipes. Also read our guide on what is paneer and where to buy it for advice on sourcing this ingredient.


  • 1 block paneer, cut into cubes
  • for frying oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 4 cloves, ground
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 165ml tin coconut milk
  • 100g young spinach, chopped
  • to serve rice
  • to serve naans


  • a small chunk ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 red chilli, roughly chopped


  • STEP 1

    Whizz the paste ingredients together in a small food processor (use a splash of water if you need to help it along). Fry the paneer cubes in 1 or 2 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan until golden. Scoop out and drain on kitchen paper, then add the paste to the pan and fry for a couple of minutes. Add the spices and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk and paneer and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook for 3-4 minutes until wilted. Season and serve with rice and warmed naans.

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