Spinach Paneer


Spinach paneer is a North Indian curry made with Indian cottage cheese mixed in rich and creamy spinach sauce. It has a mild and comforting taste and is sure to be an all-time favorite for everyone.

Good for Vata, Pitta Dosha.
For Kapha, replace the paneer with tofu or omit it altogether.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes
Serves: 2 person



  1. Boil milk in a medium pot and add half a lemon juice to separate the milk solids.
  2. Remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes until it is fully separated.
  3. Line a strainer with a cheesecloth and pour the milk through it.
  4. Squeeze to remove all the liquid, press the solids to flatten, and let it sit for some time under pressure.
  5. In a saucepan, melt ghee, stir in the spices and saute for a minute.
  6. Add spinach and let it cook for 3-5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  7. Once the Spinach is mushy, blend it in to a fine paste and add it back to the pot.
  8. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add fresh cream. Cover and let it simmer for 2-4 minutes.
  9. Add cubed or crumbled paneer and cook for 1 more minute.
  10. Turn off the flame, add remaining lemon juice and serve.

Serving suggestions

Serve hot with Chapatis or Rice

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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