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punjabi palak paneer recipe without cream

Punjabi Palak Paneer Without Cream, Onion And Tomato

Indian style punjabi palak paneer recipe using cashew nuts is so creamy and delicious without cream, onion and tomatoes. Try this delicious paneer spinach gravy for rice, chapathi, poori as you wish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword palak paneer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 362kcal


  • 14 oz paneer (400 grams)
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cups raw cashews
  • 4 cups water
  • extra water as needed to soak the cashews
  • ½ teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds

Spice Powders

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder optional


  • Soak the cashews in enough water for about 15 minutes (or 30 minutes) in advance.
  • Cut the paneer into small to medium sized cubes, keep aside.
  • Wash the spinach leaves very well and transfer it to the blender.
  • Add cashews (you can discard the water used for soaking the cashews) and 4 cups of water also to the blender and make a smooth mixture of cashew and spinach.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds, fry the cumin seeds lightly.
  • Add the spinach cashew mixture to the pan, stir well.
  • Add salt and ginger garlic paste, stir the contents again.
  • Cook in medium heat until the mixture starts boiling, then reduce the heat to low and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes or until the mixture starts to separate from the oil.
  • Add the sugar and spices -turmeric powder, red chili powder and also the black pepper powder to the pan, stir the mixture and cook for another 1 minute.
  • Add the paneer cubes to the pan and cook the mixture for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Creamy and delicious palak paneer is ready to serve, enjoy the palak paneer hot with rice, chapathi or poori as you wish.


Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1455IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 345mg | Iron: 2.1mg