Easy Instant Pot Palak Paneer

Hey everyone! This easy Instant Pot palak paneer recipe is a perfect and quick way to indulge in an Indian classic whenever you want in half the time!

As you may know, I do have a recipe for the traditional palak paneer on the stove top. However, I've been having so much fun experimenting with adapting the traditional Indian recipes in the Instant Pot. It really is a life saver and now I couldn't live without it! This recipe shouldn't take much longer than ten minutes to prepare! The spinach is so creamy and the paneer absorbs the flavours of the gravy perfectly. What I love about this recipe is that it can pressure cook in 0 minutes. Yes, believe it or not, 0 minutes! That is just too cool!

So watch the video above to learn the method for this super delicious Indian dish and bring it to your home for an extremely delicious dinner tonight! Enjoy!

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  1. Select Sauté on Instant pot and once hot, heat the ghee. Add cumin seeds, hing chopped green chillies and cashews and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add onion and pinch of salt, mix well and cover instant pot with a non locking lid. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until onions are soft.
  3. Add spinach and mix. Add the water and close the instant pot lid. Ensure the lid is in Sealing mode.
  4. Select Pressure Cook or Manual and pressure cook for 0 minutes. Once the timer goes off, release steam using quick release method.
  5. Transfer spinach mixture to a food processor and blend into a smooth sauce. Alternatively you may use an immersion blender to purée the sauce.
  6. Select Sauté mode and add cubed paneer. Season with salt and adjust to seasoning preference. Gently simmer for 3-5 minutes, serve hot and enjoy with rice or your favourite Indian bread! :)

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  • 2 t Ghee
  • 1/4 t Cumin Seeds
  • Pinch of Hing
  • 2-3 Green Chillies, chopped
  • 7-8 Unsalted cashews
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped

Serves 1

  • 1/2 lb Spinach
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 100-150 G Paneer, Cubed to 1/2 inch pieces
  • salt to taste



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