Spinach and paneer


I love spinach, especially when it is braised just by itself.

Then when I came across a recipe where paneer was added to it, I just had to try it out and I loved it.

I doubt I will ever eat plain braised spinach anymore. I am not sure how well my dad will take it though, because when I told him that there was paneer in it, he didn’t want to believe me, until he dished up and had a taste and he tasted paneer, he didn’t want to eat anymore.

Although this dish has a lot of ingredients, it is actually really simple to make and very very quick.


  • 400g x spinach, washed and chopped roughly.
  • 1 x tomatoe, grated.
  • A handful of chopped coriander.
  • 1 x green chilli, chopped.
  • 2 x tsp jeera seeds.
  • 3 x tbsp. olive oil.
  • 1 x onion, finely chopped.
  • 1 x Tbsp ginger and garlic paste.
  • ¾ x tsp masala.
  • 2 x tsp dhania powder.
  • 1 x tsp jeera powder.
  • ¼ x tsp turmeric powder.
  • 1 x tsp salt.
  • 400g x paneer, cubed.


  • Heat the oil in a pot.
  • Add in the onions and salt and saute till transparent.
  • Add in the grated tomatoes, chilli, jeera seeds, coriander, garlic ginger paste, masala, dhania powder, jeera powder and turmeric.
  • Give it a good stir and allow to cook till the tomatoes are cooked through and mushy.
  • Add in the spinach and cook till wilted.
  • Add in the paneer and cook till all the gravy has been cooked away.

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