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Spiced Creamy Spinach (Palak Paneer without the Paneer)

Spiced Creamy Spinach (Palak Paneer without the Paneer)

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 packet (9 oz.) frozen chopped spinach / 1 1/2 lb.fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 2 dried birds eye chilies / 1 dried chili / 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • Salt to taste


  1. Follow the instructions on the packet of frozen spinach by heating it up in the microwave or cook down fresh spinach in a saucepan just by itself
  2. Strain spinach water from the cooked down spinach
  3. Over medium high heat, saute garlic, ginger, chilies and onions in ghee until aromatic
  4. Lower heat to medium and mix in cumin, coriander, garam masala and yogurt
  5. Add cooked spinach and simmer for 5 minutes
  6. Add tomato sauce and mix thoroughly
  7. Remove from heat and transfer to a blender
  8. Blend the spinach mixture into a puree
  9. Dish and serve hot