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September 6, 2012

PALAK PANEER–RESTAURANT STYLE | PANEER RECIPES

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I have tried Sindhi style palak paneer long back. As my hubby doesn’t like paneer i don’t buy often..I make paneer gravies very very rarely. Even if i want to try , i first browse for some recipes which are close to restaurant taste … I can make him eat by telling “its restaurant style “ Winking smile .I tried PBM which was also a restaurant style recipe..Recently when i was browsing for it , i got this one. By seeing the comment section , i prepared this dish very confidently..
Yes, this recipe is “Truly a restaurant style recipe in 10 mins..”.My hubby loved it. Me too..Smile
Please do not attempt this recipe without kasoori methi and garam masala . They are the star ingredients ..As soon as i added kasoori methi and garam masala powder , the aroma that wafted through my house hmmmm… i still remember tat smell..I dint have fresh cream in my hand . so i used boiled milk with its skin which was also good in taste. Do try with fresh cream for ur guests..They will be amazed..Winking smile

INGREDIENTS

  • spinach/Palak leaves – 2 bunches (medium sized)
  • Vegetable oil /Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds /jeera -  1 tsp
  • Ginger, crushed – 2 inch piece ( i used G&G paste – 1 tsp)
  • Garlic, crushed – 6-8 cloves
  • Big onion ( finely chopped) –  1 no
  • Finely Chopped tomatoes – 4 nos ( i used very small tomatoes, if big use 2)
  • Paneer, cubed (Indian cottage cheese) – 100 gms
  • Dried fenugreek leaves (or kasuri methi) – ! tsp (crush it well b4 use)
  • Red chilli powder –3/4 - 1 tsp (adjust)
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh thickened cream – 1tbsp or Milk with skin – 1/5 cup (less than 1/4 cup)
  • Salt to taste
  • Lime juice – few drops ( add at the end , before serving)

METHOD

 

  • Remove spinach leaves from stems and wash it well. 
  • Cook in boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes & then refresh in cold water, drain, squeeze out excess water and puree until smooth.
  • ( add a tsp of sugar while it cooks which helps to retain its green color). 
  • Chop tomatoes and onions ..
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  • Heat oil in a heavy pan. Add cumin seeds, ginger & garlic paste and onions and fry until golden brown.
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  • Add tomatoes and cook until they become soft n mushy . Add the red chilli powder . 
  • Saute for sometime and then add the spinach puree with required salt. . 
  • ( Keep the paneer cubes immersed in hot water till use)
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  • Add the paneer cubes..
  • Stir  well and add kasoori methi ( crush it with ur hands and add), garam masala powder. Boil for few mins. Add water if necessary. Gravy should be little thick in consistency .
  • Add water accordingly as we r going to add milk in the next step..
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  • Add milk at the end .Mix well , leave it for a minute and switch off the flame. If u use fresh cream , add it  mix well and switch off the flame .. Add few drops of lime juice if desired & Serve hot.

 


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NOTE

  • Instead of blanching the leaves u can also try sauteing them with little oil . Add sugar while u saute.
  • I used red chilli powder here. Green chillies can also be used for variation and to get a greener gravy. But in the original recipe it is not mentioned..
  • If u plan to add green chilly ,saute it with leaves and then puree it along with the leaves.
  • U can also try adding a pinch of fennel seeds powder while adding kasoori methi to get additional flavour.
  • Boil some water in a bowl , switch off and put the paneer cubes till use. This keeps the paneer soft till end. No need to fry the cubes. Its completely optional.



33 comments:

  1. Wow it's exactly looks like in restaurant... Superb

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  2. Nice n delicious palak paneer..love it any day

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  3. Delicious looking palak paneer...Love with few naan...

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  4. Thanks Akila, prathy and reshmi :)

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  5. looks exactly like restaurant... picture perfect..

    Sowmya

    Ongoing Event - Coconut

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  6. Looks so green and creamy. I too make it this same way sometimes :)

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  7. Wish to have this wonderful looking palak paneer with my rotis for my dinner tonite,beautifully done.

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  8. Looks colourful and inviting Dear....

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  9. Delicious palak paneer.. Ongoing event " Party snacks",more detais : http://en-iniyaillam.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/party-snacks-event-announcement.html

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  10. wonderful recipe,love it very much!!

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  11. Creamy, vibrant green & delicious!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  12. Looks yum n perfect ..nice green color ....reminds me I haven't made it for long now

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  13. One of my favorites....looks creamy and delectable...

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  14. love this, my fav...looks superb and delicious....pics are getting better, keep it up :)

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  15. Thanks all. Thanks so much valar for ur suggestions n help :)

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  16. Delicious palak paneer, I make some time.

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  17. delicious..Join me in Fast Food event-Pasta and Know your Sweetness -Honey event in my blog

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  18. Looks creamy and rich. And you know it would have tasted good as well.

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  19. lovely preparation... very delicious n healthy!!

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  20. love this creamy n delicious curry, looks very inviting!!

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  21. wonderful recipe, must be delicious.

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  22. Palak paneer has really come out very nice...lovely clicks.

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  23. This looks absolutely like restaurant served, yum and delicious. good step by step clicks!

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  24. Came here today to enjoy your lovely blog, your blog title attracted me to be honest :-)
    Lovely easy recipes..I loved the way you systematically clicked the pics for each step involved.. I love cooking new dishes and take pics of them!

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