Easy Palak Paneer | Vegan Palak Paneer | Instant Pot Palak Paneer

Easy Palak Paneer is a quick recipe made with cottage cheese and spinach and well known for the taste as well as health ingredients combination. Vegan Palak Paneer is something which is trendy now days. Here the cottage cheese is replaced with tofu i.e soy milk. Tofu has very high protein along with other nutrients. Furthermore, spinach which has high fiber. This perfect combination not only give delicious taste but also balance your daily need of nutrients. Being vegan / vegetarian one should try this Instant pot palak paneer.

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Easy Palak Paneer is a quick recipe made with cottage cheese and spinach and well known for the taste as well as health ingredients combination. Vegan Palak Paneer is something which is trendy now days.
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Know more About Vegan Palak Paneer :

How palak paneer taste like?

Main ingredients of palak paneer are tofu/paneer, spinach puree and cashew paste which gives it smooth creamy taste and also melts in mouth.

What is the difference between Palak paneer and saag paneer?

The main difference between palak paneer and saag paneer is that, saag paneer is combination of green spinach as well as green mustard. Whereas, the palak which is know as spinach in english, consist of only one green that is spinach.

What is the substitute for paneer?

Tofu is best substitute for paneer, as it give almost similar taste and have enough soya proteins to meet the daily intake.

Why is my Palak Paneer bitter?

The main reason why palak paneer turns to bitter for some people is that, lack of proper boiling or adding too much of spices like onion. One can add cream as well as nut cream or milk to kick out the bitter taste.

What can we eat with Palak paneer?

Palak paneer goes well with rice such as rice pilaf (aromatic rice), Vegan khichdi, Tamarind rice, Soya rice as well as paratha such as mix vegetable paratha , carrot and radish paratha (winter spl).

How many calories Palak paneer?

Calorie can be increased or decreased based on method of cooking (by adjusting cream/ nut paste), for vegan style there is obvious less calories due to tofu which is replacement for paneer (cottage cheese). For given recipe, the nutrition chart of 2 serving for specified quantity, is as follows

Nutrition Facts
Easy Palak Paneer | Vegan Palak Paneer
Amount Per Serving (200 g)
Calories 362.46 Calories from Fat 148
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.48g25%
Saturated Fat 2.23g11%
Sodium 82.13mg3%
Potassium 751.63mg21%
Carbohydrates 29.44g10%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 8.77g10%
Protein 28.22g56%
Vitamin A 6246.79IU125%
Vitamin C 35.95mg44%
Calcium 409.64mg41%
Iron 6.24mg35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 

Is Palak good for acidity?

Yes, palak/spinach is good for acidity as green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale , brussels have acid reflux, which helps in regulating acidity.

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Easy Palak Paneer | Vegan Palak Paneer

Easy Palak Paneer is a quick recipe made with cottage cheese and spinach and well known for the taste as well as health ingredients combination. Vegan Palak Paneer is something which is trendy now days.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 362.46kcal

Ingredients

Palak Paneer Ingredients

  • 1 cup Heaped cup Tofu (Vegan/ paneer cubes/ Indian cottage cheese (150 grams))
  • 2 cups fresh or packed spinach/ palak (100grams)
  • 2 to 3 pieces green chillies deseeded
  • 3/4 cup fine chopped onions or 1/2 cup onion paste
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes (deserved or puree)
  • 1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves /kasuri methi
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 pieces green cardamoms
  • 2 pieces cloves
  • 1/8 tsp cumin seed / jeera
  • Oil or butter as needed
  • 2 to 4 tsp fresh cashews paste ( fresh cream (for non vegan))
  • Salt as needed

Instructions

Palak paneer Mix :-

    Tofu/ Paneer for Easy Palak paneer

    • This step is optional: Fry Tofu/ paneer in a pan with 1 tsp oil for 2- 3 mins to keep them soft you can also drop them in water and leave for 10-15 mins drain and set aside.

    Spinach paste/ spinach puree for Easy Palak paneer

    • Firstly, Clean the spinach and wash it with luke warm water.
    • Now bring spinach to boil until it turns smooth. Afterwards, turn off the flame and allow it to get cool.
    • Moreover, with the help of strainer remove the excess water.
    • For spinach puree, grind the spinach, you can add chilles (optional) and some cubes of tofu/paneer to give it creamy texture.

    How to make Palak Paneer

    • Heat a pan with oil add cinnamon cards moms cloves and cumin when they begin to splutter add onions and fry till they turn transparent
    • Add ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes away
    • Add tomatoes and salt fry till they turn mushy
    • Add kasuri methi, garam masala and coriander or cumin powder saute until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan
    • Pour half cup water and stir cook until the mixture thickens
    • Simmer the flame add the pureed spinach mix well and cook until it begins to bubble and mix switch off
    • Add Tofu/Paneer and mix, switch off the burner.
    • This step as a substitute to cream you can sock 10 cashews in warm water for 15 mins and blend to a smooth cream consistency
    • Serve Easy Palak Paneer with naan  roti or rice

    Notes

    For Spinach Puree : You can skip the adding spice step if you prefer less or no spicy.
    Creamy texture can be adjusted by adding water or more cashew paste (vegan) to it.
    Tofu Fry : Frying tofu gives a bit of crispy taste to vagan palak paneer, you can skip if you prefer to eat less calorie diet.
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    Palak Paneer Ingredients

    1. Heaped cup Tofu (Vegan)/ paneer cubes/ Indian cottage cheese (150 grams)
    2. 2 cups fresh or packed spinach/ palak (100grams)
    3. 2 to 3 green chillies deseeded
    4. 3/4 cup fine chopped onions or 1/2 cup onion paste
    5. 1/2 cup tomatoes (deserved) or puree
    6. 1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves/kasuri methi
    7. 1/2 tsp coriander powder (optional)
    8. 1/4 tsp garam masala
    9. 1 tsp garlic paste or Ginger garlic paste
    10. 1 inch cinnamon stick
    11. 2 green cardamoms
    12. 2 cloves
    13. 1/8 tsp cumin seed / jeera
    14. Oil or butter as needed
    15. 2 to 4 tsp fresh cashews paste (vegan)/ fresh cream
    16. Salt as needed

    palak paneer ingredients

    Palak paneer Mix :-

    Tofu/ Paneer for Easy Palak paneer :

    • This step is optional: Fry Tofu/ paneer in a pan with 1 tsp oil for 2- 3 mins to keep them soft you can also drop them in water and leave for 10-15 mins drain and set aside.

    tofu or paneer

    Spinach paste/ spinach puree for Easy Palak paneer

    • Firstly, Clean the spinach and wash it with luke warm water.

    Spinach for palak paneer mix

    • Now bring spinach to boil until it turns smooth. Afterwards, turn off the flame and allow it to get cool.

    boiled spinach for puree

    • Moreover, with the help of strainer remove the excess water.

    spinach puree

    • For spinach puree, grind the spinach, you can add chilles (optional) and some cubes of tofu/paneer to give it creamy texture.

    How to make Palak Paneer

    • Firstly, Heat a pan with oil add cinnamon cards moms cloves and cumin when they begin to splutter, add onions and fry till they turn transparent.

    spices for palak paneer paste

    • Add ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes away.

    spice mix for palak paneer masala powder

    • Add tomatoes and salt fry till they turn mushy.

    tomato paste in Instant pot palak paneer

    • Add kasuri methi, garam masala and coriander or cumin powder saute until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.

    cook easy palak paneer

    • Likewise, Pour half cup water and stir cook until the mixture thickens.

    add water to spinach and cottage cheese

    • Simmer the flame add the pureed spinach mix well and cook until it begins to bubble and mix switch off.

    spinach puree in absolutely perfect palak paneer

    • Add tofu/paneer and mix , turn switch off the flame.

    cook spinach to palak paneer ready to eat

    • This step as a substitute to cream you can sock 10 cashews in warm water for 15 mins and blend to a smooth milk cream consistency.

    vegan palak paneer

    • Lastly, serve Easy Palak Paneer with naan roti or rice.

    vegan palak paneer

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