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Palak Paneer



4 portion(s)


  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cm piece of ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 25 g light olive oil
  • 400 g tin of tomatoes
  • 400 g Frozen spinach
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 225 g paneer, cubed
  • 1 tbsp cream
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala


  • 200 g rice
  • 900 g water
  • 6
    Preparation 5min
  • 7
  • 8
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      If you are using a Thermomix® TM6 measuring cup with your Thermomix® TM5:
      For cooking (simmering) at temperatures of 95°C or above (200°F), the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 measuring cup, as the TM6 measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents food spatter from the mixing bowl.

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Add onion, garlic & ginger to TMX bowl - chop 3 sec / spd 7.

    2. Add cumin seeds and oil to TMX bowl - saute 6 mins / 110 deg / spd Gentle stir setting.

    3. Add tomatoes to TMX bowl - cook 10 mins / 110 deg / spd 1.

    4. Check tomatoes, you're after a paste consistency - cook additional 5 mins / varoma / spd 1.

    5. Add frozen spinach and salt to TMX bowl - ccok 5 mins / varoma / spd 2.

    6. Add paneer and cream - heat 1 min / 100deg / Counter-clockwise operation spd Gentle stir setting.

    7. Gently stir in garam masala with spatula before serving.

  2. Rice
  3. You can do this beforehand & keep warm in your Thermoserver or put the curry in the Thermoserver once it's finished & then cook the rice.

    1. Add 900g water to TMX bowl.

    2. Add steaming basket into TMX bowl & weigh in 200g.

    3. Cook 14 mins / Varoma / spd 4 (if it starts to bubble out the top - add a little oil).

    4. Serve with curry.


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Serve with roasted cashews for some extra crunch.

Try making your own paneer the day before & using that. 1.5 L of full cream milk will make enough for this recipe & it's super easy.

This has been adapted from Food Safari's Palak Paneer recipe.

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  • Not authentic, but edible...

    Submitted by AislingGeissler on 3. January 2020 - 21:54.

    Not authentic, but edible...

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  • Delicious!

    Submitted by cheekygirl on 19. March 2018 - 05:33.


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  • Hi JenChe - thank you for

    Submitted by livbambola on 23. May 2016 - 18:28.

    Hi JenChe - thank you for clarifying that! I did use the already chopped frozen spinach (from memory) but I should add that to the recipe. I'm glad you enjoyed it tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Yummy recipe. My only

    Submitted by JenChe on 23. May 2016 - 18:23.

    Yummy recipe. My only recommendation is to buy the chopped frozen spinach rather than the whole frozen spinach. If using whole frozen spinach, chop it first.

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  • Hmm pretty good, not quite

    Submitted by Viking Girl on 8. March 2016 - 04:54.

    Hmm pretty good, not quite spicy enough for us so next time ill add more garam masala, some pepper and more cumin. A good base though, thanks!

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  • Yum! Quick and easy. Served

    Submitted by MegSpry on 30. October 2015 - 21:20.

    Yum! Quick and easy. Served with roti and pickle. Will definitely make this again. Thanks. tmrc_emoticons.-)

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