Palak Paneer

Palak paneer is one of my favorite vegetarian dishes to order in Indian restaurants. The star of the dish is the creamy sauce, which is made of chopped or pureed spinach cooked in a medley of spices. Complementing the sauce are pieces of paneer, or Indian cottage cheese. It is a simple but absolutely irresistible dish that will satisfy all the taste buds. 

This flavorful dish is easy to make at home. My palak paneer recipe uses ingredients that are relatively easy to find and takes about 45 minutes to cook. Honestly, I couldn’t stop eating this when I was testing the recipe. Also, this dish makes great leftovers. The spinach sauce tastes even better the next day!

Keep an eye on the paneer when you are pan frying it. Often times, I walk away from the stove to clean up the kitchen and I end up over frying the paneer. When you are frying the paneer, aim for the light golden color that you see in the photo above.