Thursday, 23 April 2015

Eggless paneer spinach muffins

I saw a couple of not-so-sweet muffin recipes which has spinach and tofu as the ingredients. Now, I don't favor tofu much. So I replaced tofu with paneer. I had a lot of greens growing in my kitchen garden - now that its summer. So collected a handful and made these paneer and spinach muffins.

 I love trying out savory bakes and these spinach and paneer muffins were simply delicious. The next time I would surely like to add in some spicy kick to these muffins by adding some ground green chillies. They taste great immediately out of the oven, but were equally good on warming in the microwave for a minute the next day. I served these with some tomato kurma.

Ingredients: (makes 10 muffins)

Maida/All Purpose Flour – 1.5 cups
Spinach Leaves – 1 cups, finely chopped
Paneer – 1/2 cup, cubed
Tomatoes – 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Baking Powder – 2 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Milk – 1/2 cup at room temperature
Buttter – 3 tbsp
Plain Curd/Yogurt – 2 tbsp at room temperature
2 tbsp of mozzarella


Pre-heat oven to 200 degree Celsius. Line a muffin tray with liners and set aside.
In a wide bowl, add the all purpose flour, salt, baking powder and mix well.
Next add the chopped spinach leaves, mozarella cheese, tomatoes and mix well.
Melt the butter in the microwave. To this add the milk and curd and whisk well.

Pour this mixture to the other spinach flour mixture and combine well.
Lastly add the paneer cubes.
Spoon the batter into the lined muffin tray until ¾ filled. 
Bake for around 20 minutes. Insert a toothpick and make sure there is no unbaked dough.
Remove and cool.

Serve warm.

We can also top this with some grated cheese and make it look like pizza muffins.


  1. Paneer cubes are standing out on the muffins & paneer is a good substitute for tofu

  2. Wow I am so amazed that the paneer has nit browned..

    Perfectly baked muffins..

  3. interesting recipe, i made a paneer based cake too but these savory ones look delicious

  4. Love the idea of making savory muffins. Your spinach and paneer muffins look so delicious.

  5. Fresh spinach from the garden add so much more flavor. Spinach and paneer are a nice combo.

  6. Spinach and Paneer is always a winning combo!!

  7. Spinach and paneer combo must have worked great here.

  8. Paneer and spinach have paired up very well and looks great!!

  9. Looks very nice and inviting Ruchi..great snack!

  10. Very interesting and super healthy muffins, fabulous..

  11. Great healthy snack for kids

  12. Paneer spinach combo makes the muffin so delicious..

  13. Cute paneer cubes peeking from top :) so cute and healthy muffins

  14. Healthy bakes and very well presented!

  15. Looks so nice. Love the paneer spinach combo..

  16. Looks yum, love those cute paneer cubes peeking on top!