Palak Paneer Fans, Try This Kofta Recipe With Your Favourite Protein-Rich Foods

Protein-rich palak paneer kofta is very easy to make at home and can find the topmost place in your list of varied kofta recipes. Here's a step-by-step recipe for you.

Neha Grover  |  Updated: November 10, 2020 16:56 IST

Palak Paneer Fans, Try This Kofta Recipe With Your Favourite Protein-Rich Foods

Palak paneer kofta is a must-try recipe.

  • Palak paneer gravy is a popular Indian dish.
  • Make palak paneer kofta for a unique meal.
  • Here's an easy recipe to make it at home.

As soon as the winters start, we spot more greens in our lunch and dinner plates. Palak paneer is one of our favourite dishes that we enjoy to the hilt. Protein and iron-rich spinach gravy combined with creamy paneer pieces, which are also a great source of proteins, makes for a healthy, nutrient-rich dish for our Indian meal. The combo is already a hit with all of us, so we used it to make another stellar recipe - palak paneer kofta.

Crispy kofta made with both palak and paneer and dunked in a tangy onion-tomato gravy brimming with flavourful spices. Palak paneer kofta is very easy to make and can find the topmost place in your list of varied kofta recipes. 

(Also Read: High-Protein Palak Paneer Bhurji Recipe - An Excellent Side Dish For Curries)


Spinach is one of the healthiest leafy greens
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Here's how you can make Palak Paneer Kofta at home:

Step-By-Step Recipe Of Palak Paneer Kofta:

(Serving - 3-4)


Ingredients for kofta:

2 cups spinach leaves
1 cup grated cottage cheese
1/4 cup besan gram flour
1 green chilli, chopped
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder to taste
1 tsp roasted cumin powder
Half tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp oil

Ingredients for gravy:

2 onions, grated
2 tomatoes, grated
1 green chilli, slit or chopped
4-5 garlic cloves, chopped
Half inch ginger piece, chopped
Half tsp cumin seeds
Half tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Cream for garnishing (optional)
Ghee for cooking


Step 1 - Boil spinach leaves, strain the water and let it cool. Roast gram flour till its changes colour.

Step 2 - In a bowl, mix spinach, besan, grated paneer, green chilli, salt, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder and garam masala. Add 1 tsp oil and knead lightly to make soft dough.

Step 3 - Make round balls from the mixture and fry them in hot oil, or cook them in idli pan or paniyaram pan.

Step 4 - Make gravy now. Heat ghee, add cumin seeds and let it splutter. Add grated onion, ginger and garlic, and cook.

Step 5 - Add grated tomatoes, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Once the tomatoes cook and start leaving ghee, add some water according to the thickness and quantity of gravy you want, and bring it to boil.

Step 6 - Toss the koftas in the gravy, add garam masala and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

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Step 7 - Garnish with coriander leaves, cream (optional) and serve.

A yummy protein-rich dish for lunch or dinner is ready! Do try this easy and amazing recipe.


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