Instant Pot Palak Paneer Recipe | One Pot Spinach and Cottage Cheese Recipe

How to Make Palak Paneer in the Instant Pot
Hello Foodies,
          Preparing palak paneer (spinach-cottage cheese curry)  is a great way to motivate your

kids and yourself to eat fresh veggies, that isn’t only healthy, but delicious and so rich. Gravy is thick and filling and full of nutrients. It is tastier, and you don't really need to stand there and cook. You just need to dump all the ingredients and cook for 2 minutes.

I'm not vegan, so I have used paneer if you follow a vegan diet, then add tofu instead of paneer. Served with butter roti and rice. So good!  Adding paneer adds a little sweetness, plus fiber and protein.

            I have shared lots of Indian curry recipes, but this Palak Paneer is one of my favorites! This hearty curry/main coarse recipe is packed with nutritious ingredients and bright, fresh flavors. This recipe built on a base of onion and thickened with tomatoes and made fiery with red chili and green chilies, and its taste is fantastic.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes; Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.
Each Serving of Palak Paneer contains 230 Cal.

Video Recipe:


  • Spinach / Palak 1 Bunch (150g)
  • Paneer 1 Cup, cuber
  • Onion 1 medium, sliced
  • Tomato 1 medium, sliced
  • Ginger-Garlic paste 1 Tbsp
  • Green chilies 3 strips, chopped
  • Cashews 6-7
  • Cumin seeds 1 Tsp
  • Red chili powder 1 Tbsp
  • Turmeric ½ Tsp
  • Garam Masala 1 Tsp
  • Salt 1 Tsp
  • Veg. oil 2 Tsp
  • Water ½ Cup


  • Turn on saute mode of the instant pot and heat oil and splutter cumin seeds.
  • Add onion, tomato, ginger-garlic paste, cashews, spinach leaves, red chili powder, turmeric, salt, and ½ cup of water.
  • Close the lid and place the vent in a sealing position.
  • Cook on manual mode(Hi) for 2 minutes.
  • NPR for 5 minutes and then release the remaining pressure manually.
  • Using a hand blender or grinder, blend the spinach-onion-tomato-spices mixture into a smooth paste or pureé.
  • Turn on saute mode and (if needed add water) add paneer cubes and cook on saute mode for 2-3 minutes.
  • Here, Palak Paneer is ready to serve, serve hot with roti, chapati, or with rice. Enjoy!!!

My Take:
  • To prepare the vegan version add vegan paneer/ Tofu.
  • You can add ghee instead of veg. oil to prepare palak paneer.

Dietary Comments

  • It makes 3 servings.
  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 230 calories, along with 15.6 g carbohydrates, 16.11 g fats, and 10 g protein.

Health Benefits of Palak Paneer:

  • A bowl of spinach-paneer Curry is filled with nutrients and antioxidants and considered to be very healthy.
  • Eating spinach benefit eye health, reduce stress, and reduce blood pressure levels.
  • Vitamin C present in spinach is a powerful antioxidant that promotes skin health and immune function.
  • It is the richest source of Vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting, and one spinach leaf contains over half of your daily needs.
  • It is an excellent source of iron, which helps create hemoglobin, which brings oxygen to the body's tissues.
  • In 100 g of paneer, you can receive 18g of protein. For vegetarians who do not eat meat, this is one of the best ways to get enough protein to help build and repair lean muscles.
  • Paneer contains lots of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that help fight rheumatoid arthritis.

Good Time To Eat:

           It is good to eat palak paneer for lunch as well as for dinner.
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