I'm a decent home cook, although I don't cook much anymore. But I've been trying to make palak paneer for about 30 years, and I just can't do it. I don't know why. It's basic. The recipe is simple. I just can't do it. I get bland, watery sautéed chopped spinach with bits of onion and garlic. I've tried boosting the amount of spices. I've cooked the onion to browning. I've squeezed all the water out of the spinach. Nothing works.