How to make Baked Palak Paneer - Spiced spinach puree layer topped with spiced cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese cubes and baked.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Spinach Puree (पालक की प्यूरी ), Cottage Cheese

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Baked Palak Paneer Recipe Card

Baked Palak Paneer

Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Baked Palak Paneer Recipe

  • Spinach Puree blanched 1 cup

  • Cottage Cheese 1/2 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2-3

  • Mozzarella cheese 100 grams

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon + for sprinkling

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons

  • Green capsicum thin strips for garnishing


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180º C.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and garlic and sauté till the garlic turns golden. Add onion and sauté further till the onion becomes soft. Add spinach puree and mix well. Add salt and mix well. Add green chillies and mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3

Cut mozzarella cheese into small cubes and put them in a bowl. Add garam masala powder and mix well. Add cottage cheese, salt and fresh cream and mix well.

Step 4

Spread the spinach mixture in a baking dish, over that layer mozzarella cheese-cottage cheese mixture, sprinkle garam masala powder, keep the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the dish from oven, garnish with capsicum strips and serve immediately.