Palak Paneer
A classic vegetarian dish from North India, made with fresh spinach and cottage cheese, seasoned with fresh ginger, garlic and garam masala.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 1pound spinach(fresh or frozen), chopped
  • 2cups paneercubed
  • 2tablespoon ghee
  • 1teaspoon cumin
  • 1 onionchopped fine
  • 1-2teaspoons hot green chiliminced
  • 1teaspoon garlicminced
  • 1teaspoon Gingerminced
  • 15 cashews
  • 4tablespoons milk
  • 1teaspoon garam masala
  • saltto taste
  1. Add cashews to milk and blend together to make a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  2. Turn Instant Pot to Sauté mode. Once the “hot” sign displays add the ghee.
  3. Add cumin seeds, ginger, garlic and green chili. Saute for 1 minute. Add onions and cook for 2 minutes, stirring a few times.
  4. Add chopped spinach, salt and 1 cup of water. Close Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing.
  5. For frozen spinach – Manual on high pressure for 1 minute, For fresh spinach – Manual on high pressure for 0 minutes
  6. Quick release the pressure when time is up. Turn Instant Pot to Saute and adjust to “less”, this will stop the spinach puree from splattering all over.
  7. Add 1/2 cup of water (optional) and blend to make smooth paste using immersion blender.
  8. Add cashew paste, garam masala and paneer. Gently stir everything together.
  9. Serve hot with rice or parathas. Enjoy!