Healthy Curries: Spinach and Paneer Curry

Updated on April 5, 2017
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Cooking is one of my passions. Though I am working, I make nutritious and tasty food at home. I use minimal oil and no artificial colors.

Spinach and Paneer Curry

Spinach and paneer curry is different from the popular palak paneer curry. In the palak paneer curry, palak is mixed with the gravy, either raw or sautéed; whereas in spinach and paneer curry, sautéed, crispy paneer is served as a side to the spinach curry.

This is one of the healthiest curries you can eat due to the nutritious ingredients involved in it. Spinach, paneer, onion, and yogurt are the main ingredients of this curry.

Spinach and Paneer Curry
Spinach and Paneer Curry
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1. 4 cups spinach

2. 1 cup coriander leaves

3. 1 1/2 tbsp ghee/butter

4. 1/2 cup finely chopped onion

5. 1 tsp finely chopped ginger

6. 2 garlic cloves finely chopped

7. 6 strips of paneer

8. 4 tbsp yogurt

9. 1/2 tsp coriander-cumin powder(available in Indian stores)

10. 1 tsp garam masala powder(store bought, available in Indian stores)

11. 1 green chili finely chopped

12. Salt to taste

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves four

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Spinach and Paneer Curry

  1. Wash spinach and coriander leaves. Blanch them or sauté them for 2-3 minutes on a pan, to make it par cooked. Cool it.
  2. Grind with a green chili to form a rough paste. No need to add water while grinding. Keep aside.
  3. Heat butter/ghee in a pan. Dry fry paneer strips for 30 seconds. Remove and keep aside.
  4. Add chopped onion to the same pan. Sauté till it becomes golden. Throw chopped garlic and ginger. Continue sautéing till the raw smell disappears.
  5. Add Garam masala powder and coriander-cumin powder. Stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  6. Add yogurt and spinach paste. Cook for 5-6 minutes. Add salt. You can add 2-3 tsp water to the mix.
  7. Spinach and paneer curry is ready to serve. Transfer the curry to a serving plate. Serve with paneer strips and flat bread or with basmati rice. Happy eating!

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sauteing paneer strips
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making the curry in progress
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making the curry in progress
Spinach and Paneer Curry
Spinach and Paneer Curry
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 small cup
Calories 183
Calories from Fat99
% Daily Value *
Fat 11 g17%
Unsaturated fat 7 g
Carbohydrates 9 g3%
Sugar 6 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 12 g24%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR


    22 months ago from Bengaluru

    It is roasted paneer.

  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR


    22 months ago from Bengaluru

    It is roast paneer slice.

  • peachpurple profile image


    22 months ago from Home Sweet Home

    what is paneer? it looks like fermented tofu from the picture

  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR


    22 months ago from Bengaluru

    Yeah. This curry is delicious. Thanks for your continued support. I admire you for your lovely comment.

  • Ashish Dadgaa profile image


    22 months ago


    This recipe looks delicious. :)

    I loved the step by step instruction and very nice utilization of photos.

    Now one more Hub left of 100 :) :) Please write soon :)

    Bless you.


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