Project Description


Palak Paneer

Spinach with Cottage 'Curd' Cheese
Servings 4


  • 500 g fresh organic spinach chopped into small strips
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp sesame or olive oil
  • 1 tsp ginger finely chopped or 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 3 tbsp natural plain yogurt
  • 1 large fresh tomato finely chopped
  • 220 g panir cheese (See next recipe) or goats cheese cut into cubes
  • pinch of salt
  • pepper to taste


  1. Slightly steam the spinach and leave to the side.

  2. In a pan stir fry the onion with the oil. After a couple of minutes add the fresh ginger and cumin until the onions just start to turn brown. Next add the tomato and the other spices.
  3. Take off the heat and stir in the yogurt, spinach and then the panir cheese. You may need to add 1/4 cup of water (use the water from steaming the spinach).
  4. Simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Serve with Basmati or Jasmine rice or with fresh Chapati Bread