Palak Paneer

This creamy spinach dish is full of Indian flavors. The roasted cheesy-flavored tofu chunks are the perfect paneer (cheese) substitute. Oven roasted tofu is added to a creamy spinach gravy and served over brown rice or with naan bread.

Prep time:  10 minutes

Cook time: 10-15 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 Coconut Curry Starter Pack
  • 16 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1½ cups Lite Coconut milk
  • 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 15-ounce block super firm tofu, diced into ½ inch cubes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste


    1. In a large sauté pan, steam the spinach in a small amount of water until wilted. Set aside.
    2. In a high-speed blender, add 1½ cups of Lite Coconut milk and the Coconut Curry Starter Pack and blend until smooth and creamy. Place the steamed spinach in the blender and blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.  (If you prefer a chunkier spinach mixture, blend briefly after adding the spinach.)  
    3. In the large sauté pan, add the creamy spinach mixture and the remaining ingredients and simmer over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm over rice.


    • Substitute frozen spinach for fresh. 
    • Instead of tofu, you can use one 15-ounce can of chickpeas or white beans.


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