vegan palak paneer

Vegan Palak Paneer for Tonight’s Healthy Dinner!


It’s been years since my family is in love with this plant-based recipe. The curious taste and vibrant green color in this meal lures me every time! Thankfully, this Vegan Palak Paneer is not only simple & easy to make but also tastes incredibly delicious.

The recipe starts with remove spinach stems and washing the leaves. Vegan Palak Paneer is a really healthy recipe because spinach (palak) is rich in vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, iron, and manganese.

Eating this leafy green veggie may benefit eye health, reduce oxidative stress, and reduce blood pressure levels among other health functions!

Once you’ve cleaned the spinach leaves, boil them in water for 10 minutes. This makes palak soft and ripe and ready to grind in the mixer grinder. Grind them for 3-5 minutes until the leaves turn into a green light paste.

vegan palak paneer

The next step is to grind other ingredients of this Vegan Palak Paneer recipe. Take onion, garlic, ginger, green chili, cumin seed, black pepper, cinnamon and grind em all together to form a paste that looks cream-brownish in color.

vegan palak paneer

Take a pan and add in olive oil, tomatoes, spices, and deep fry until the paste becomes red-brownish in color. After the paste is well cooked, add tofu cubes into it and again cook for 5 minutes.

Once the paste starts smelling tasty, add palak paste into it. To lighten up the curry, add one cup of water and further cook for 10 minutes at low flame! In the end, you’ll have a beautiful bowl of cheese & yummy vegan palak paneer.

Such a healthy and delicious 30-minute meal!

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This would make the perfect vegan weeknight meal when you’re up for something green, healthy, and nourishing. If you try this recipe, let us know. Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to pin it on Pinterest. Ciao.

vegan palak paneer

Vegan Palak Paneer

An amazing & nourishing, vegan take on classic palak paneer in Indian style. 40 minutes required, big flavor, and so healthy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5


Spices Paste

  • 1/2 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tbsp iodine salt
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seed
  • 1/4 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tbsp cinnamon powder


  • 2 1/2 bowl fresh spinach leaves


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 medium-sized red cherry tomatoes
  • 3 medium sized onions
  • 5 green chilli
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger


  • 1 medium-size bowl cubed tofu


  • This recipe is all about multi-tasking and totally doable in 40 minutes. Start by removing stems on spinach leaves. Then clean the leaves in running water and boil them uncovered with water for 10 minutes.
  • Cut onions, tomatoes and green chili in big pieces and keep them in seperate cups.
  • Add onion & green chili pieces in the mixer grinder bowl along with minced ginger and minced garlic. Grind for 20-30 seconds to form a thick creamy paste.
  • Heat a large rimmed skillet over medium heat with 2 tbsp olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Once hot, add cumin seed, black pepper, cinnamon and sauté for one min.
  • The spinach that has been boiling might now be ready to become a paste. Get the boiled spinach out in a bowl and keep it aside to cool down.
  • Add the thick onion-ginger-garlic paste into the skillet and sauté for 10-15 min at medium flame. Continuously stir the paste to avoid any kind of burn until it is brown.
  • Now add the tomato pieces to the paste along with chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder & salt. Saute these for further 8-10 mins or until it is dark red in color and the tomatoes are cooked well.
  • Add tofu cubes into the skillet now. While the tomatoes & tofu cubes are cooking, grind the cooled down spinach leaves in the mixer grinder until you have a green creamy paste! Add this paste to the skillet and sauté all of it for 5 more minutes at low flame.
  • Taste & adjust flavor as needed, adding salt to deepen the flavor.
  • Serve your vegan palak paneer with rice (as it's a lovely side dish) or tortillas!

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Bottom Point.

Try this green & delicious vegan palak paneer recipe for this weeknight’s dinner and surprise all of your family. Take notes on how they like the recipe and use our comment section below to rate it.

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