paneer palak bhurji

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Paneer palak bhurji recipe with step by step photos – this is a healthy variation to the regular bhurji made with paneer or cottage cheese.

palak paneer bhurji recipe

This palak ki bhurji is made with fresh spinach leaves, Indian cottage cheese, tomatoes, herbs and spices.

Palak paneer is one of our favorite curries to go with rotis or rice. Usually I just make a simple version of paneer bhurji. So thought why not give a twist to the recipe and add some spinach leaves. It tasted good and went very well with chapatis.

I made this paneer palak bhurji in a similar way I prepare Paneer bhurji. I have added tomatoes in the recipe as there is some moisture due to the tomatoes and this dish is not very dry.

If you want you can skip tomatoes. Instead of paneer, you can use tofu.

You can serve palak bhurji with chapatis or parathas or bread. Drizzle some lemon juice before serving it as it enhances the taste.

How to make paneer palak bhurji

1. Rinse 130 grams spinach leaves very well in water. Then chop them. You will need 2 cups of chopped spinach. Also chop 1 medium onion, 2 medium tomatoes and 1 or 2 green chilies. Keep aside.

palak for palak bhurji recipe

2. Crumble 200 grams paneer and keep aside.

paneer for palak bhurji recipe

3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan. Add ½ teaspoon jeera and 1 small tej patta (Indian bay leaf). Saute till the cumin crackles. Instead of oil, you can also use butter or ghee.

jeera for palak bhurji recipe

4. Now add ½ cup finely chopped onions.

onions for paneer palak bhurji recipe

5. Stir and saute onions on a low to medium flame.

onions to make paneer palak bhurji recipe

6. Saute till the onions turn a light brown.

onions for paneer palak bhurji recipe

7. Add ½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste. Stir and saute till the raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.

ginger for paneer palak bhurji recipe

8. Then add ½ cup tightly packed finely chopped tomatoes and 1 to 2 green chilies, chopped.

tomatoes for making paneer palak bhurji recipe

9. Mix well and saute the tomatoes on a low to medium flame.

tomatoes for making paneer palak bhurji recipe

10. Saute till the tomatoes soften and become mushy.

tomatoes for making palak bhurji recipe

11. Then add ¼ tsp turmeric powder and ¼ tsp red chili powder. Mix well.

spices to make palak bhurji recipe

12. Add the chopped spinach leaves.

palak to make paneer palak bhurji recipe

13. Mix the spinach leaves very well with the onion-tomato masala.

palak to make paneer palak bhurji recipe

14. Cover the pan with a lid and on a low flame simmer till the spinach leaves wilt.

making paneer palak bhurji recipe

15. Do check a couple of times when the spinach is cooking.

making paneer palak bhurji recipe

16. Once the spinach is cooked, you will see some water/gravy in the pan.

making paneer palak bhurji recipe

17. On a low to medium flame, cook till all the water evaporates.

making paneer palak bhurji recipe

18. Then add the crumbled paneer. Also add salt.

paneer for making paneer palak bhurji recipe

19. Add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder.

preparing paneer palak bhurji recipe

20. Mix very well and saute for 1 to 2 minutes on a low flame till the paneer is cooked. Do not cook too much as then the paneer will get dense.

paneer palak bhurji recipe

21. Serve paneer palak bhurji garnished with some grated paneer or cheese and a few chopped coriander leaves. Also, drizzle some lemon juice before serving or you can keep it aside. But do not forget lemon juice as this dish tastes very good with a dash of lemon juice added on top of it. Serve it with chapatis or phulkas or parathas. Also goes very well with bread.

paneer palak bhurji
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palak paneer bhurji recipe

paneer palak bhurji

5 from 9 votes
This palak ki bhurji is a healthy variation to the regular bhurji and made with spinach leaves, Indian Cottage cheese, tomatoes, herbs and spices. It can be served as a side dish to go with chapatis.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Cuisine North Indian, Punjabi
Course: Breakfast, Snacks

Servings 2 to 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 small tej patta
  • 65 grams onions or 1 medium sized onion or ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 143 grams tomatoes or 2 medium sized tomatoes or ½ cup tightly packed finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 green chillies, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 130 grams fresh spinach or 2 cups chopped spinach/palak
  • 200 grams Paneer crumbled cottage cheese
  • salt as required
  • ¼ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • few drops of lemon juice
  • some grated paneer or cheese and a few chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Instructions

preparation

  • Rinse 130 grams spinach leaves very well in water. Then chop them. You will need 2 cups of chopped spinach. 
  • Also chop 1 medium onion, 2 medium tomatoes and 1 or 2 green chilies. Keep aside.
  • Crumble 200 grams paneer and keep aside.

making paneer palak bhurji

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan. Add ½ teaspoon jeera and 1 small tej patta. Saute till the cumin crackles. Instead of oil, you can also use butter or ghee.
  • Now add ½ cup finely chopped onions.
  • Stir and saute onions on a low to medium flame.
  • Saute till the onions turn a light brown.
  • Add ½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste. Stir and saute till the raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.
  • Then add ½ cup tightly packed finely chopped tomatoes and 1 to 2 green chilies, chopped.
  • Mix well and saute the tomatoes on a low to medium flame.
  • Saute till the tomatoes soften and become mushy.
  • Then add ¼ tsp turmeric powder and ¼ tsp red chilli powder. Mix well.
  • Add the chopped spinach leaves.
  • Mix the spinach leaves very well with the onion tomato masala.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and on a low flame simmer till the spinach leaves wilt.
  • Do check a couple of times when the spinach is cooking
  • Once the spinach is cooked, you will see some water/gravy in the pan.
  • On a low to medium flame, cook till all the water evaporates.
  • Then add the crumbled paneer. Also add salt.
  • Add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder.
  • Mix very well and saute for 1 to 2 minutes on a low flame till the paneer is cooked. Do not cook too much as then the paneer will get dense.
  • Serve paneer palak bhurji garnished with some grated paneer or cheese and a few chopped coriander leaves. 
  • Also drizzle some lemon juice before serving or you can keep it aside. But do not forget lemon juice as the paneer palak bhurji tastes very good with a dash of lemon juice added on top of it. Serve with chapatis or phulkas or parathas. Also goes very well with bread.

Notes

  • Spices can be added less or more as per your taste preferences.
  • Tofu can be used instead of paneer.

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15 Comments

  1. I tried this and turned out very tasty. My family loved eating paneer for the first time ever!! Thanks ????

  2. Amazing! I tried the recipe of Palak Paneer & I must say my kids used to never eat this but, since the day i have started using your recipe my kids just finish off the sabzi without any fuss..I will definitely try this. & will come back with my share of praises

    1. Thanks Pooja for your appreciation. Glad to know that this recipe was liked by kids. good way to introduce greens in their diet.

  3. Hi I have tried many sites for many vegetarian recipes but I must say everything I tried from this website is amazingly delicious ???? Amit ji this my special thanks for you from Melbourne. U must be an amazing cook thanku. I would really appreciate if you put some non vegetarian options too5 stars

    1. Welcome Manveen. Thanks for your kind words and appreciation. We often get request for non-veg recipes. But we don’t add them as a vegetarian i only cook veg food at home and all recipes posted on blog are tried and tested.

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