Palak Paneer Bhurji Recipe
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Palak Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Palak Paneer Bhurji Recipe is a humble and fuss free recipe of classic Indian side dish Paneer Bhurji with the addition of spinach.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 200 gram fresh paneer cottage cheese, crumbled
  • 1 bunch of spinach leaves chopped
  • 1 medium size onion fine chopped
  • 1 to mato fine chopped
  • 1 - 2 green chili chopped
  • 1/4 inch piece of ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp saunf fennel seeds, grounded
  • ¼ tsp of dry mango powder
  • Salt to taste
  • a pinch of asafetida
  • 1 tbsp oil


  • To prepare the Palak Paneer Bhurji, heat oil in a stir fry pan (buy it here) over medium heat, add asafetida, ginger, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and saunf. Roast the spices for a few seconds or till their aroma is released.
  • Add chopped onion and saute till onion turn light brown in color.
  • Add chopped tomato and green chilli to it. Mix it well. Then add chopped spinach to the mixture. Allow it to cook for few minutes.
  • Once the spinach turn soft, mix it well with the spices and add salt. Be cautious while adding salt as the quantity of spinach reduces drastically after cooking, so you would need much lesser salt. Cover the pan and allow the spinach to cook for few minutes.
  • Open the lid of the pan, and you will notice that spinach has let out lot of water due to cooking. Cook in the open pan till the water evaporates completely. Now add the crumbled paneer. Gently mix it in. Cook for few seconds then turn off the heat
  • Serve Palak Paneer Bhurji with Phulkas and dal for lunch or dinner.


Equipment Used: Saute Pan (buy it here)