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palak paneer bhurji recipe with step by step photos – a healthy variation to the regular paneer bhurji recipe.

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. the bhurji tasted good and went very well with chapatis.

i made this palak paneer recipe in the similar way i prepare paneer bhurji. i have added tomatoes in the recipe as there is some moisture due to the tomatoes and the bhurji is not very dry. if you want you can skip tomatoes. instead of paneer, you can use tofu. you can also have at look at this palak paneer kathi rolls recipe.

you can serve palak paneer bhurji with chapatis or parathas or bread. drizzle some lemon juice before serving bhurji as it enhances the taste of bhurji.

if you are looking for more paneer recipes then do check tawa paneer masala, paneer bhurji sandwich, matar paneer, paneer kathi roll and restaurant style palak paneer recipe.

palak paneer bhurji recipe card below:

5 from 6 votes
palak paneer bhurji recipe
prep time
20 mins
cook time
25 mins
total time
45 mins
 

palak paneer bhurji recipe - tasty bhurji as a side dish to go with chapatis.

course: breakfasts, snacks
cuisine: north indian, punjabi
servings: 2 to 3
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin (jeera)
  • 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 (haldi)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder (lal mirch 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
how to make recipe
preparation for palak paneer bhurji recipe:
  1. rinse 130 grams spinach leaves very well in water. then chop them. you will need 2 cups of chopped spinach. 

  2. also chop 1 medium onion, 2 medium tomatoes and 1 or 2 green chilies. keep aside.

  3. crumble 200 grams paneer and keep aside.
making palak paneer bhurji:
  1. 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.
  2. now add ½ cup finely chopped onions.
  3. stir and saute onions on a low to medium flame.
  4. saute till the onions turn a light brown.
  5. add ½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste. stir and saute till the raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.
  6. then add ½ cup tightly packed finely chopped tomatoes and 1 to 2 green chilies, chopped.
  7. mix well and saute the tomatoes on a low to medium flame.
  8. saute till the tomatoes soften and become mushy.
  9. then add ¼ tsp turmeric powder and ¼ tsp red chilli powder. mix well.
  10. add the chopped spinach leaves.
  11. mix the spinach leaves very well with the onion tomato masala.
  12. cover the pan with a lid and on a low flame simmer till the spinach leaves wilt.
  13. do check a couple of times when the spinach is cooking
  14. once the spinach is cooked, you will see some water/gravy in the pan.
  15. on a low to medium flame, cook till all the water evaporates.
  16. then add the crumbled paneer. also add salt.
  17. add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder.
  18. 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.
  19. serve palak paneer bhurji garnished with some grated paneer or cheese and a few chopped coriander leaves. 

  20. also drizzle some lemon juice before serving or you can keep it aside. but do not forget lemon juice as the palak paneer 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.

recipe notes
  • spices can be added less or more as per your taste preferences.
  • tofu can be used instead of paneer.


how to make palak paneer bhurji recipe:

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.

2. crumble 200 grams paneer and keep aside.

3. 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.

4. now add ½ cup finely chopped onions.

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

6. saute till the onions turn a light brown.

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

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

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

10. saute till the tomatoes soften and become mushy.

11. then add ¼ tsp turmeric powder and ¼ tsp red chilli powder. mix well.

12. add the chopped spinach leaves.

13. mix the spinach leaves very well with the onion tomato masala.

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

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

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

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

18. then add the crumbled paneer. also add salt.

19. add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder.

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.

21. serve palak paneer 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 palak paneer bhurji tastes very good with a dash of lemon juice added on top of it. serve palak paneer bhurji with chapatis or phulkas or parathas. also goes very well with bread.




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  • What a lovely way to use spinach,dish doesn't take long to cook and tastes amazing, another keeper! Well done guys, your site makes cooking a pleasure:)

  • Hi ....i have been a big fan of your blog.....your recipes are so awsome...once i finish them reading they are in my to do list.....thanks for making cookingeasy n delicious....would like to hve ask you one question ...i read that yoy are using organic veggies n fruits mostly...can you please let me know from where you get them....we are reciding in mumbai...and the reason for asking is i think you also recide in mumbai.....thanks in advance dear D Amit

    • thank you amruta. i am not based in mumbai. but i think mumbai folks have better supplies of organic veggies. you can buy them online. i buy locally and also online from bigbasket. if you google, you will get online websites selling organic veggies and fruits in mumbai.

  • Hi dassana,
    Lovely twist!
    One suggestion though-The step of closing the pan after adding spinach should be avoided. All leafy vegetables, release volatile gases, which should not be trapped.
    Leaves should be cooked in open pan.

    Always a fan.

    • thanks preetha for sharing this info. i was not aware. in this recipe just to cook the spinach quickly, i covered the pan. but yes there are many recipes in which i do cover the pan with a lid with some water on top of the lid. not sure if it is the right way after reading your comment. but traditionally the veggies including leafy greens have been cooked this way in maharashtra and konkan-goan region. i will find more about this info which you have mentioned. thanks again.

  • 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 too

    • 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.

  • 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

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

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