Palak Paneer

North Indian curry with paneer and spinach.

North India
Metric Value
Prep time 30min
Cooking time 45min
Serves Six people


Purpose Ingredient Quantity
Spice mix Butter 50g
Fenugreek 1 teaspoon
Cumin 1 tablespoon
Coriander 1 tablespoon
Turmeric 1 tablespoon
Garlic 4 cloves
Onion 1 piece
Purpose Ingredient Quantity
Spinach puree Spinach 500g
Cream 200mL
Purpose Ingredient Quantity
Main protein Paneer/Halloumi 500g
Chili 1 tablespoon
Purpose Ingredient Quantity
Garnish Pomegranate 1 piece



  1. Sift together flour, bicarb soda, and salt.
  2. Beat sugar and eggs until light and fluffy.
  3. Add apricot jam and beat well.
  4. In a saucepan, melt the butter.
  5. Add the vinegar and milk.
  6. Fold in the flour and egg mixtures alternatively.
  7. Pour into a greased baking tray.
  8. Bake at 180C for 45 minutes.


  1. Place all ingredients into a saucepan.
  2. Stir over moderate heat until butter has melted and the sugar dissolved.
  3. Pierce pudding with skewer and pour sauce over hot pudding.


  1. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
  2. Serve hot or cold with cream or custard.