Palak Paneer


  • 1 cup farmer cheese (milk and lemon juice or cider vinegar)
  • 2 bunches spinach or kale
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • butter

To make paneer, use fresh or slightly sour milk. Bring it almost to a boil and then add the lemon juice or vinegar so that the milk curdles. Stir and let it cool until safe to touch. Strain through cheesecloth or doubled paper towels. Allow cheese to hang and drip while you prepare the other ingredients.

Cut cheese into 1 cubes and fry in butter until golden. Set aside. Sautee garlic and ginger in oil, then add the remaining ingredients and sautee until quite soft. Blend the greens and spices into a sauce. Mix the paneer in with the greens sauce. Serve with flat bread or rice.