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Instant Pot Saag Paneer

Instant Pot Saag Paneer -Easy to make recipe of the Famous Indian dish made with Spinach and Cottage Cheese.Best served with Rice or Naans.
Course Curry
Cuisine Indian
Keyword The Best Palak Paneer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5


  • 3 Cups Spinach Palak
  • 1 Cup Paneer Firm Cottage Cheese Cubed
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic- Minced
  • 1 inch Ginger-Minced
  • 1 medium Onion Chopped about 1/2 cup
  • 1 large Tomato Chopped about 1 cup
  • 1/4 Cup Cashews
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Cream for Garnish


Prepare the Paneer

  • Cut the paneer into cubes and submerge in warm water till you get everything else done.

Instant Pot Saag Paneer

  • Heat the instant pot in SAUTE mode.
  • Add oil, once the pot is hot.
  • Tip in the onions, ginger and garlic next.Cook them till they turn translucent -about 2-3 minutes
  • Add the tomatoes,ginger,garlic and cashews and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the spices next- coriander powder,chilli powder and turmeric.
  • Add 1/2 Cup water and deglaze the bottom of the inner pot.
  • Add spinach and mix.Cancel Saute
  • Close the lid, select PRESSURE COOK on HIGH for 0 minutes.Quick Release the pressure after the cooking time is over.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend everything to a paste.
  • Add Cottage Cheese Cubes and garnish with cream.
  • Serve hot.



To make the palak paneer gravy silky smooth- Grind the onion tomato masala before adding the spinach puree.