Palak Paneer Stir-fry is a simple sabzi made with spinach and cottage cheese (paneer) which gets made in no time.
Palak Paneer is a popular vegetarian dish made with spinach and cottage cheese. The traditional palak paneer is made by cooking spinach puree with onion, tomatoes and spices. Chunks of paneer are then added to the spinach gravy and simmered until the paneer is cooked and becomes flavourful. But, when I do not have much time on hand or if I am feeling lazy, then Palak paneer stir-fry is my go-to dish. Palak paneer stir fry is pretty simple to make and gets made under 30 minutes.
Palak Paneer Stir fry is a perfect dish for days when you want to rustle up something quickly. This pairs excellently with rotis with pickle on the side.
About Palak Paneer Stir Fry
Palak Paneer Stir Fry is a variation of the classic palak paneer dish. Paneer and palak are stir-fried with spices as opposed to the traditional palak paneer recipe. Spinach is a good source of iron and paneer being rich in protein and calcium, this makes for a healthy recipe. Palak paneer stir fry served with rotis makes for a comforting meal.
Why we love this dish
It is quick and easy to make
It is healthy and wholesome
It pairs well with rotis as well as a side dish with dal chawal
List of ingredients to make Palak Paneer Stir Fry
Spinach (Palak) – Palak is one of the main ingredients of this recipe. Use fresh spinach leaves. I have used regular spinach leaves here. But, baby spinach also works well for this recipe.
Paneer : Use soft, fresh paneer for this recipe. It is very easy to make paneer at home. If you want to make paneer at home, the recipe is here.
Spices : cumin seeds, green chillies, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala. You may also add cumin coriander powder and amchoor to this dish though I have not used it.
Garlic & Onion : Use garlic generously for this recipe. It enhances the flavour of spinach.
Oil and salt
Step-wise recipe with photos
Chop paneer into cubes and set aside.
Wash and chop spinach and set aside.
Chop onion, green chillies and garlic.
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. When the seeds start crackling, add chopped garlic. Saute for few seconds till the garlic turns aromatic.
Add chopped green chillies and onion.
Saute till the onion starts changing its colour.
Add chopped spinach and saute for few minutes.
Add chopped paneer and mix well.
Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well. Cook on low flame for a minute or two
Palak Paneer Stir fry is ready to be served
Notes: Tomatoes can also be added to this. If adding tomatoes, add when the onion turns golden brown. After adding tomatoes, cook till tomatoes turn mushy and then add chopped palak and rest of the method remains same.
Palak Paneer Stir Fry | Palak Paneer Dry Sabzi
- 250 grams Paneer
- a big bunch of palak (300 gms Palak)
- 1 medium sized onion
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 7 to 8 cloves of garlic
- 4 green chillies
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- salt to taste
- Chop paneer into small cubes and set aside.
- Wash and chop Spinach. Keep aside.
- Chop onion, green chillies and garlic. Keep aside.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.
- Add cumin seeds.
- When the seeds start crackling, add chopped garlic.
- Saute for few seconds till garlic turns aromatic.
- Next, add chopped green chillies and chopped onion.
- Saute till the onion turns golden brown.
- Add chopped spinach.
- Saute for few seconds.
- Add paneer cubes and mix well.
- Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well.
- Cook on low flame for a couple of minutes. Serve hot with rotis.
More Palak Recipes
Classic Palak Paneer
Lassoni Aloo Palak
Chana Dal Palak
Moong Palak Cheela
Lasooni Corn Palak
Oats Palak Paratha
Moong Palak Paratha
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