Palak Paneer Recipe

Paneer palok

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Paneer makes the best vegetarian Indian meal, served here with spinach and plenty of Indian spices. Serve with rice and naan on the side



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


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

Want to know how to make your own paneer? Use our step-by-step guide to create your own to use in this recipe


Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 720
  • Fat 61.5g
  • Carbs 10.2g
  • Fibre 2.8g
  • Protein 32.9g
  • Salt 0.3g