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palak paneer recipe | how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style with detailed photo and video recipe. a healthy green coloured paneer recipe prepared mainly from the thick paste of spinach puree. basically, the easy palak paneer recipe hails from the popular north indian cuisine or punjabi cuisine and is typically served with tandoor roti & naan. there are many ways to prepare it, but this a restaurant-style spinach cottage cheese curry.
palak paneer recipepalak paneer recipe | how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style with step by step photo and video recipe. there are myriad paneer curries or paneer recipes originated from the popular punjabi cuisine. each of them maintains a subtle difference and variation in its taste, texture and consistency. one such unique, one of the green coloured palak curry is palak paneer with paneer cubes, garam masala and other spices.

i have always been a huge fan of paneer recipes and especially to the north indian paneer curries for roti or chapathi. but i have a special attachment towards the palak paneer recipe and hence it is the most frequent prepared paneer recipe in my house. perhaps it could be the colour and texture compared to the other curries which are either red or orange in colour. creamy dark green colour with soft and tender fried paneer cubes makes this dish lip smacking heaven. generally, this curry is mainly served with roti or naan, but i even enjoy it with rice and poori‘s too. particularly, jeera rice and palak gravy is my personal favourite and i ensure to make this combo each time i end preparing this palak curry. i would heavily endorse to try this combination and share your feedback in the comment section.

how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style

in addition, i would like to mention few tips, suggestions and variations for the palak paneer recipe restaurant style. firstly, i have used homemade paneer in this recipe, which i have fried before adding it to the curry. also, if you prefer soft and moist paneer, ensure to soak the paneer in hot water before frying them. secondly, i have added tomatoes and onions with other dry spices. as matter of fact, i got this tip from a chef to add tomatoes for sourness, but if you do not prefer you can skip it. lastly, for the vegan version of palak paneer, use soya based tofu cubes as an alternative to paneer cubes. also skip the cream at the last step.

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palak paneer recipe
palak paneer recipe | how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

easy palak paneer recipe | how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style

Course: curry
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 3 Servings
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ML)
for palak paste:
  • 5 cup water
  • 1 bunch palak / spinach
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 green chilli
other ingredients:
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 11 cube paneer / cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 pod cardamom / elachi
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 2 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • ½ tomato finely chopped
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp cream / malai
Instructions
  1. take blanched palak, 1 inch ginger, 1 clove garlic and 4 green chilli.
  2. blend to smooth paste without adding any water. keep aside.
  3. now in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil, 1 tsp butter and roast the spices till it turns aromatic.

  4. further, add ½ onion and saute till it turns golden brown
  5. additionally, add ½ tomato and saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  6. add prepared palak paste, ¼ cup water and ¾ tsp salt.
  7. mix well adjusting consistency as required.
  8. further, add roasted paneer and mix well.
  9. simmer for 5 minutes or till paneer absorbs flavour.
  10. turn off the flame and add ¼ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp kasuri methi and 2 tbsp cream. mix well.
  11. finally, serve restaurant-style palak paneer with roti / naan.


how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, boil 5 cup water and add 1 bunch palak.
    palak paneer recipe
  2. soak the palak in water and boil for 2 minutes.
    palak paneer recipe
  3. once the palak changes colour slightly, drain off the blanched palak.
    palak paneer recipe
  4. transfer the blanched palak into ice cold water. this helps to retain the bright green colour of palak.
    palak paneer recipe
  5. once the palak has cooled completely, transfer to a blender.
    palak paneer recipe
  6. also add 1 inch ginger, 1 clove garlic and 3 green chilli.
    how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style
  7. blend to smooth paste without adding any water. keep aside.
    how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style
  8. now in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and 1 tsp butter.
    how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style
  9. roast 11 cubes of paneer to golden brown and keep aside.
    how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style
  10. in the same kadai add 1 tsp cumin, 1 inch cinnamon, 4 cloves, 2 pods cardamom, 1 bay leaf and 1 tsp kasuri methi.
    how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style
  11. roast the spices till it turns aromatic.
    how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style
  12. further, add ½ onion and saute till it turns golden brown.
    how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style
  13. additionally, add ½ tomato and saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style
  14. add prepared palak paste, ¼ cup water and ¾ tsp salt.
    how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style
  15. mix well adjusting consistency as required.
    palak paneer recipe
  16. further, add roasted paneer and mix well.
    palak paneer recipe
  17. simmer for 5 minutes or till paneer absorbs flavour.
    palak paneer recipe
  18. turn off the flame and add ¼ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp kasuri methi and 2 tbsp cream. mix well.
    palak paneer recipe
  19. finally, serve restaurant-style palak paneer with roti / naan.
    how to make palak paneer recipe restaurant style


notes:

  • firstly, do not over blanch palak as the nutrients will be lost.
  • also, adjust the green chilli to your spice level.
  • additionally, adding tomatoes are optional. squeeze lemon juice just before serving.
  • finally, restaurant-style palak paneer recipe tastes great when prepared with cream.

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