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Vegan Palak Paneer

Vegan Palak Paneer

‘Tis the season of spinach, which means I get to make a ton of spinach recipes – like this creamy Palak Tofu (but let’s call it Vegan Palak Paneer for SEO purposes).

It’s a 10/10 dish that pairs up beautifully with rice, pulao, flatbreads, and more!

Simple, everyday ingredients and ‘relatively’ easy to prepare, too. 🙂

Let’s go!

Vegan Palak Paneer
5 from 8 votes

Vegan Palak Paneer

Delicious vegan palak paneer recipe
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Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Keyword palak paneer, paneer, tofu, tofu paneer, vegan palak paneer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 583kcal
Author Veganbell

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  • Heat a skillet over low-medium heat. Add coconut oil.
  • Once it's hot, add cumin seeds. Stir and let it splutter.
  • Add onion + garlic + ginger + chilies and saute for 3-4 minutes over medium heat or until the onions are translucent.
  • Add tomatoes + cashews + salt. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add spinach. Stir and cook until wilted (1-2 minutes).
  • Turn off the heat and let it cool for sometime. Then transfer everything to a blender and blend until creamy.
  • Next, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet (give it a quick rinse before using). 
  • Once it's hot, add cubed tofu. Stir and saute for 3 minutes. Then add turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder. Saute for 10 minutes over low heat (stir every 2 minutes). 
  • Now add the spinach puree + water. Stir and cook for 1 minute over low heat.
  • Turn off the heat, add coconut cream and give it a final stir. Serve with rice.


  1. You can skip cashews if you're allergic to nuts.


Calories: 583kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 12220IU | Vitamin C: 49.1mg | Calcium: 319mg | Iron: 8.7mg
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Easy to make, even better to eat! Vegan Bell, you have put yet another into my weekly rotation!
I like to dip paratha or naan into this. It is also good using pita as the bowl to mouth vector, but it’s also great just on its own, or as suggested in the recipe with Basmati rice. It’s also good to eat just all by itself!