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Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer Recipe

Image: Georgia Harding

This tasty Pakistani-style Palak Paneer is a really delicious side or main. Spinach, as Popeye will attest to, is one nutrient-dense, fibre-filled vegetable. The lovely warming spices in this dish also support a healthy digestive and immune system.

Serves: 4




  • 2cm-piece ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 small red chilli (optional)
  • 150g bunch spinach leaves, washed & roughly chopped
  • 60mL water
  • 1 tbsp ghee, butter or coconut oil
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 200g paneer, diced into 1-2cm cubes
  • 120mL coconut milk
  • Black pepper, to taste
  1. In a food processor, chop the ginger, garlic and chilli, scrape the sides and add a handful of spinach and the water and purée to a rough paste.
  2. In a medium-sized pan melt your ghee, butter or coconut oil over a medium heat. Add the diced onion and sauté until it has softened.
  3. Add the spinach paste, cumin, coriander, sea salt and tomatoes and cook for about another 3 mins, until the tomato is softening and the spices release their aroma.
  4. Add the remaining spinach, paneer and coconut milk and cook until the spinach has wilted. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  5. Serve immediately or you can set it aside to reheat and serve later.
  6. Tip: This dish can be pre-prepared and leftovers are just as good the next day.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.