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Palak paneer

Palak Paneer Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


You’re going to love this vegetarian Indian dish, including the creaminess that comes from the goat feta and goat yogurt, the warming flavors that come from garam masala and the nuttiness from the cashews.


  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ¼ cup chopped cashews
  • ½ shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons curry
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tomatillos, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 cups spinach, tightly packed
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup goat yogurt
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1½ cups goat feta


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine oil, cashews, shallots, ginger, garlic, garam masala, curry, turmeric and salt. Whisk and sauté for about 1 minute to bloom spices.
  2. Add green peppers, tomatillos and water. Sauté until veggies are soft. About 10 minutes.
  3. Add in spinach and cilantro and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour mixture back into pan and add yogurt, lime juice and feta. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Serve with naan bread, which can also be gluten-free.


Palak paneer may seem like more of a dip or side dish, but it’s high in protein, nutrient-dense and very filling, so I recommend trying it for dinner.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Main Dishes, Side Dishes
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • Serving Size: 157g
  • Calories: 247
  • Sugar: 2.9g
  • Sodium: 466mg
  • Fat: 18.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 13.2g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg

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