Place the inner pot inside the 6 quarts Instant Pot and Plug it in. Press the SAUTE MODE and set it to HIGH for 10 minutes. Once the Screen displays HOT, add oil to it.
Then add tomatoes + ginger + all the spices mentioned. Saute for 1 minute. Add the SPINACH LEAVES. Press them down to fit it in. Place the glass lid over and let steam for about 4-5 minutes till spinach leaves are wilted lightly and settle down.
Cancel the Saute mode. Add 1 cup water (room temperature) and blend it all into a puree with either hand-held blender or in a regular blender. Make a smooth puree.
Add 1/2 cup ALFREDO SAUCE or Heavy cream. I love adding plain Alfredo sauce. It adds tonnes of more flavor to the curry. You may use heavy cream if you want to.
GIve it a good stir. Adjust salt and garam masala. Set the SAUTE MODE again to HIGH and for 5 minutes. Once this Spinach curry or sauce will heat up, add cubed Paneer.
In case you do not want to add Paneer, then add extra firm tofu, or baked tofu, thawed corn kernels, mix vegetables, baby corn, chickpeas etc.
PALAK PANEER is ready. Serve it with Naan or Rice of your choice.