Kashmiri Palak Paneer

My mom-in-law saw this recipe on TV (probably on Marut Sikka’s show) and makes this quiet often now. This is a great variation of Palak Paneer which we had never tasted anywhere earlier. She has made them today and I thought it would be a good one to share.

Spices – 
2 Black Cardamom and 4 Green Cardamon – powdered
1/2 tsp Degi Mirch (Red Chili Powder)
1 tsp Cumin seeds
One 2″ Cinnamon stick
1 tsp Dry Ginger powder
Salt to taste

500 gm Spinach
200 gm Paneer (Cottage Cheese)
Cooking Oil


  • Wash the spinach leaves and drain excess water. Chop them coarsely.
  • Cut Paneer into rectangular pieces. Deep fry them till sides are golden brown. Soak them in hot water. This makes the Paneer pieces to leave oil, expand and become soft.
  • In a wok heat Oil. Add the spices.
  • Now add chopped Spinach leaves. Saute. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add drained Paneer pieces, mix well and cover and cook for 5-7 minutes so that flavours get soaked in Paneer.
  • Serve hot with Rotis.
4 Responses to “Kashmiri Palak Paneer”
  1. SinFoodie says:

    Hey, Made this recipe today, and it was really a nice variation from the usual gravy wala palak paneer.

  2. Sharada says:

    Thanks Sush. Glad u liked it 🙂

  3. Uma says:

    I used to watch the Marut Sikka show. I am a passive viewer of cookery shows. Like to watch but somehow never try the recipes..:-) you have an ausm blog..surely will try out some of these…

  4. CinnamonNChillies says:

    @Uma: Thank you 🙂

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