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July 20, 2018

Dhaba Style Palak Paneer Recipe – How To Make Punjabi Dhaba Style Palak Paneer With Video

Punjabi dhaba palak paneer

Dhaba style recipes were in my try list since I started to visit mini Punjabi dhaba with my school moms friends for kitty parties. All my friends rave about this dhaba and took me there. Yes, I completely agree with them. I too loved their hot, freshly prepared food with mild spiciness and homely taste. Reasonable rates as well. Though the gravies are bit oily, the taste of it makes us forget the calories. After eating there, I had bookmarked few dhaba style recipes to try at home. To begin with, I tried this yummy Palak paneer for the first time following the recipe from one of my favorite YouTube channels – Cooking shooking. I am not sure that this is the authentic Punjabi dhaba style Palak paneer. But this recipe won’t disappoint you. I tried this recipe confidently based on the readers feedback in the video. As I had already tried restaurant style Palak paneer, I could spot the difference in taste and the method of preparation of this dhaba style recipe. It came out really well and tasty. We all loved it. And now after trying this dhaba style recipe successfully, I am confident enough to try more. Soon I will try to get the recipe from mini Punjabi dhaba restaurant and share in my space. Ok, Lets see how to make Palak paneer in dhaba style with step by step pictures and video !

Dhaba style palak paneer

Dhaba style palak paneer recipe

Dhaba style palak paneer recipe

Dhaba style palak paneer recipe with step by step pictures and video - Healthy and yummy side dish for roti, naan and kulcha,

Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Paneer Recipes
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Paneer / Cottage cheese – 1 cup (200 gms)
  • Spinach / Palak leaves – 1 big bunch
  • Green chilli – 1 to 2 nos
  • Ripe Tomato – 1 no
  • Big onion – 1 no
  • Curd – 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Dhania powder / coriander seeds powder – 1 tsp
  • Nutmeg powder – 2 pinches
  • Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Salt & water – as needed
To Saute
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Bay leaf - 1 no
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic cloves - 5 nos ( Finely chopped)
  • Ginger - 1 tsp ( finely chopped)

  • Fresh cream – 2 tbsp ( to garnish)
  • Crushed Kasoori methi - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  1. Wash the palak leaves and set aside. Soak paneer cubes in hot water till use.
  2. Heat oil and splutter cumin. Saute bay leaf, onion, green chilli, garlic, ginger,tomato.
  3. Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool down.
  4. Add curd and mix well. Switch on the flame and keep it low.
  5. Add the spice powders, sugar and salt. Mix well and boil for sometime.
  6. Add palak leaves and saute till it becomes soft and cook completely. Cool down.
  7. Grind everything to smooth or coarse paste as you like.
  8. Again saute this paste in a kadai. Boil for few minutes.
  9. Lastly add the paneer, Fresh cream and crushed Kasoori methi. Mix well and serve hot !
  • Clean Palak leaves, discard the root part. Take the leaves along with stem. Wash it well. Chop roughly. Keep aside. Chop paneer into small cubes. Boil 2 cups of water. Remove from the flame and keep the paneer immersed in hot water till use. It helps to keep the paneer soft.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter cumin seeds. Add bay leaf. Saute chopped onion, green chilli, ginger and garlic. Saute till onion becomes transparent. Now add chopped tomato and saute till mushy.
    Dhaba style palak paneer
  • Switch off the flame. Let the mixture becomes warm. Add whisked curd and mix well. Switch on the flame again and keep it low. Add red chilli powder, dhania powder, garam masala powder (optional) , sugar, salt, nutmeg powder and mix well. Boil for few minutes.
    Dhaba style palak paneer
  • Add washed palak leaves and saute till its cooked completely. Dhaba style palak paneer
  • Switch off the flame and grind everything to a smooth paste. Add this paste to the kadai. Add 1/2 cup of water and simmer the palak paste for few minutes. Lastly add the soaked paneer cubes, crushed kasoori methi and fresh cream. Mix well and switch off the flame. Serve hot with roti, naan or kulcha.
    Dhaba style palak paneer recipe Dhaba style palak paneer recipe
    Enjoy !


  • Adjust the quantity of green chilli as per your spice level. Actual recipe uses 2 green chillies but I used one.
  • Kasoori methi is optional. Its not used in the original recipe but I added it for additional flavor.
  • For variations, you can blanch the Palak leaves and then add to tomato mixture while grinding.
  • Sugar is used to retain the color of Palak leaves. So do not skip it.
  • Do not add the curd when the mixture is hot. The mixture will become watery and gives a curdled look to the gravy.
  • You can skip tomato and use curd alone.
Try this Dhaba style palak paneer recipe, enjoy with roti / Naan/ Kulcha !
Dhaba style palak paneer recipe

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November 2, 2016

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe - Restaurant Style

Paneer butter masala recipe
Restaurant style Paneer Butter masala recipe with step by step picture- In this post, you can learn how to make North Indian, restaurant style Paneer butter masala at home. I tried this recipe from Nags Space. I made slight changes in the original recipe by simplifying its cooking procedure & the list of ingredients.It came out excellent in taste .Thanks a lot Nags. Its a quick and easy to make recipe.So I make it very often for Raksha’s lunch box. She loves the combination of soft chapathi with paneer butter masala more than other gravies.The addition of cashew paste, milk and fresh cream makes it so rich. You can make this gravy without onion and garlic too. I am sure it tastes great. I want to treasure this recipe in my blog for future reference.So here comes the yummy restaurant style Paneer Butter Masala recipe. Do try this recipe at home and let me know your feedback ladies Happy.

Paneer butter masala recipe

Paneer Butter masala - Restaurant style

Paneer Butter masala - Restaurant style How to make restaurant style paneer butter masala at home
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish for roti
Serves: Serves 2-3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Paneer – 50 gms (cubed ) ( Soak in hot water till use)
  • Big onion – 1 no (chopped roughly)
  • Tomatoes – 2 nos (medium sized)
  • Cooking oil or butter - 1 + 1 tbsp
  • Ginger , Garlic paste – 1 tsp ( Or grind 1 inch ginger & 5 cloves of garlic)
  • Coriander powder/Dhania powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato ketchup - 2 tsp
  • Salt- As required.
  • Boiled Milk – 1/2 cup to 1 cup ( use as required)
  • Fresh cream - 1 tbsp ( I dint have fresh cream .So I removed a tsp of skin from the boiled milk and added it.)(Paalaadai)
  • Cashew – 5 nos ( to grind to a smooth paste)
  • Crushed Kasoori methi - 1 tsp

  • Peel and chop the big onion roughly. Chop the paneer into cubes. Boil 1 cup of water and add 2 tomato. Let it boil till the skin of tomato cracks. Switch off the flame and remove the tomatoes, set aside. ( You can peel the skin of tomatoes if you wish) Add the cubed paneer pieces to the remaining hot water. Let it be in hot water till use. It helps to keep the paneer soft.No need to fry the paneer pieces. ( For variations, you can skip blanching the tomato and grind with onion mixture as shown in the next step)
    Paneer butter masala recipe
  • In a kadai, heat oil( use butter for rich taste) and saute the onion till transparent.Add Ginger&garlic paste,saute till its raw smell goes off.Now add the red chilli powder, dhania powder , garam masala powder. Saute in low flame. Make sure you don’t burn them. Let the mixture cool down completely.
    Paneer butter masala recipe
  • To the mixture, add the blanched tomato and raw cashews. Grind everything to a smooth paste adding required water. Heat oil ( or butter) in a kadai and saute the ground paste till thick.
    Paneer butter masala recipe
  • Add tomato ketchup, sugar and salt. Mix well and boil the gravy till oil starts to float on top. Add the boiled milk. Mix well and check the taste. Let the gravy boil for few minutes. Gravy gets a nice orange shade. Lastly add the crushed kasoori methi, paneer cubes.If the gravy is too thick, add more milk. Mix well. Add  fresh cream at the end and switch off the flame.Check for spice & salt. If its too spicy add some more milk and vice versa. Serve with roti !!
    Paneer butter masala recipe
Enjoy !

  • Use butter instead of cooking oil for rich taste & flavor.
  • Instead of grinding cashews along with tomato, onion mixture, you can grind it separately and add it along with milk.
  • You can also use almonds/badam in place of cashews. But cashews are the best !
  • You can peel the skin of blanched tomato, grind it to a puree and add to the gravy. But I ground it with onion masala.
  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder and dhania powder as per your taste.
  • Adding kasoori methi gives the perfect restaurant style taste.So please don’t skip it.

Yummy Paneer Butter Masala is ready to be served hot with Chapathi , Naan.

Paneer butter masala recipe Restaurant style
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March 29, 2016

25 Paneer Recipes – Indian Paneer Recipes For Chapathi

25 Paneer Recipes that includes some quick and easy Indian cottage cheese recipes like gravy for chapathi/roti, Paneer snacks for kids, starters and sweets.

 Paneer Recipes
I have never thought that I would make a collection of 25 Paneer Recipes (Indian Cottage Cheese in English) in my food book. In my family, nobody is a big fan of paneer.Generally Kids love paneer based dishes whereas my daughter Raksha is just the opposite. She hated paneer recipes till she was 6.So paneer makes its appearance very rarely in my kitchen. Even if I make it, I used to try mostly restaurant style paneer gravy as a side dish for roti/Chapathi to make my family eat it without any complaints.Slowly Sendhil started to eat paneer recipes liking its taste & knowing its health benefits. Whereas Raksha began to ask me prepare side dish recipes using paneer by seeing her class mates lunch boxesWinking. Then I started exploring varieties of simple paneer gravies and restaurant style recipes like Paneer butter masala, Mughlai Paneer kurma, Paneer Makhani, Shahi paneer, No onion no garlic paneer gravies, dry paneer recipes/starters like paneer 65, paneer tikka, Chilli paneer, Kadai paneer, kids friendly recipes like Paneer bonda, Paneer cutlet, Paneer sandwich, some breakfast and lunch recipes like Paneer dosa, Paneer biryani & some sweets recipes with it. And now paneer dishes has become our family favorite. I feel like I have achieved something bigLaughing. Here I have shared a collection of 25 Indian paneer recipes which are super hit among my family members and are easy to make too.I still have a big list to try. I will include them in this list whenever I post it. Lets check out the collection of 25 paneer recipes with step by step pictures.
Check out my Soft Chapathi Recipe, Kulcha, Naan without yeast

25 Indian Paneer Recipes

35 Indian Paneer Recipes A collection of 25 paneer recipes - Gravies, dry starters, snacks & rice varieties
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Paneer Recipes
Serves: Serves 2-3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

  • Paneer
  • Potato
  • Bread
  • Rice
  • Masala powders
  • Whole garam masala
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Capsicum
  • Fresh cream
  • Butter/Oil
  • Milk
  • Coconut
  • Salt & water
    Home made Paneer Recipe

    Paneer Makhani   Matar paneer

    White kurma Shahi Paneer

    Mughlai Paneer korma Palak paneer - Restaurant style

    Paneer Phool makhana gravy Bengali chanar dalna

    Paneer Pasanda  Paneer Butter masala

     Paneer ladoo Paneer Kheer

    Paneer sandwich Paneer paratha

    Paneer cutlet Paneer Tikka

    Paneer Biryani Paneer Dosa

    Paneer 65  Aloo Paneer bonda

    Pot biryani with paneer 

    Kadai paneer  Sindhi style Palak Paneer
Choose your favorite & enjoy making these yummy paneer recipes at home ! Don’t forget to share your feedback with me Winking

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March 25, 2016

Paneer Makhani – Paneer Makhanwala Recipe

Paneer Makhani
Paneer Makhani ( Makhani means cream in Hindi) is a rich Punjabi gravy/sabzi made with tomato, onion, Butter and cream.Some people call this as Paneer Makhanwala too. Actually I was thinking Paneer butter masala & Paneer makhani recipes are one and the same as the basic ingredients are similar. But after going through few posts, I came to know there is difference in their cooking procedures. I followed Tarla Dalal’s recipe for this gravy. Its taste was close to the restaurant ones and we loved it with soft chapathi. I packed it for Sendhil & Raksha’s lunch box. This gravy can be made without onion, garlic too because its the butter, cashews & fresh cream that makes magic here. Do try it for Chapathi, Naan or plain kulcha. Tastes yumm. Lets see how to prepare Paneer makhani at home.

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March 11, 2016

Paneer 65 Recipe – Dry Paneer Fry

Paneer 65 recipe
Paneer 65 is an yummy, kids friendly, deep fried snack for teatime and parties. I am planning to share a collection of Paneer recipes from my blog. But before that, I wanted to post some more yummy and interesting paneer recipes which are in my try list for long time. Recently I tasted paneer 65 in a restaurant buffet lunch under starters. Raksha & myself loved it so much. So I tried to recreate the same at home after watching few YouTube videos.Actually Paneer 65 ( Dry Paneer fry) can be made in Chinese or Indian style.Here I followed Indian version and added masala powders. If you want to make in Chinese style, add tomato sauce, soya sauce, chilli sauce and pepper powder. As I wished, It came out with super crispy exterior and soft interior. As a general rule, this deep fried starter recipe should be eaten hot to enjoy its best taste. Summer vacation is going to start in another 2 weeks in India. Kids would demand varieties of snacks recipes from their moms. So friends, make this yummy, kids friendly Paneer snacks for them.Serve it with a fresh juice.They are going to enjoy it for sure. You too can enjoy a plate of paneer 65 with a cup of hot tea/coffee as I did. Lets see how to make this crispy, homemade Paneer 65 for evening snack or as a starter for lunch/dinner.
Do check out my Gobi 65, Baby corn fry, Chilli Idli fry
Paneer 65 recipe

Paneer 65 recipe

Paneer 65 recipe How to make paneer 65 at home - Kids friendly evening snack !!
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 30 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 40 Minutes

For marination
  • All purpose flour/Maida - 3 tbsp
  • Rice flour - 2 tbsp
  • Corn flour - 2 tbsp
  • Curd – 1 tsp or lemon juice – 1 /2 tsp
  • Ginger & garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder - 1 tsp (optional) 
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp ( Use Kashmiri chilli powder to get the same color)
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt, water - as needed
  • Chat masala powder - to sprinkle while serving (optional) 

  • Take the paneer block and cut into thin strips of 2 inches length. Boil water till it starts to bubble. Switch off the flame.  Add the paneer pieces to hot water and set aside.Dropping paneer in hot water is optional if you thaw it completely.  It comes out well even without this step but softness would be less. 
  • In a wide bowl, take the flours, red chilli powder, dhania powder, garam masala powder, G&G paste, curd or lemon juice  & salt. Mix well without adding water.
Paneer 65
  • Then add the required water and make a batter similar to thick bajji batter. Check the consistency in the picture below. If the batter is thin, tails will form.
Paneer 65
Paneer 65
  • Now remove the paneer pieces from the hot water and drain the excess water gently.Do not squeeze too hard. Add the paneer pieces to the batter and coat it well.
Paneer 65
  • Let it marinate for 15 minutes.Do not marinate for more than an hour. Batter will become sour.It spoils the taste of dish. ( If you want to marinate for long time, refrigerate the marinated mixture till you fry them)
  • Heat oil to deep fry. Drop a pinch of batter and if it raises to the top immediately, oil temperature is just right. Now keep the flame low to medium and take the paneer pieces using a spoon. If you take it using your fingers, the coating may go off. So take it with a spoon and make sure the paneer piece is completely coated with the batter.
Paneer 65 recipe
  • Drop the paneer pieces and cook in batches. Do not crowd the oil. After dropping the paneer pieces, let it cook for few seconds. Then try to move the pieces with a slotted ladle else they will stick to the bottom of kadai. Keep moving them in between. Cook for a minute in medium flame and turn the pieces upside down. Cook the other side for a minute and remove when the bubbles start to cease and paneer pieces turn golden brown.Do not wait for all the bubbles to stop.If you over fry, paneer will become chewy. So remove at the right time.
Paneer 65 recipe
  • Remove in a tissue paper. Sprinkle chat masala if you like. Enjoy serving & eating hot !!

  • If you don’t have corn flour in hand, use 4 tbsp of rice flour alone.
  • You can replace curd with a tsp of lemon juice.
  • Marination gives a nice crispy exterior and soft interior. If you are in a hurry, you can make it immediately too. If you want to keep the marinated paneer for long time, its better to refrigerate the batter till you deep fry.
  • Do not over fry the paneer pieces, it would turn chewy & hard.
  • Its better to use low fat paneer cubes to avoid becoming too soft or crumbly.
  • Frying in low to medium heat is important. If the oil is too hot n smoky, paneer 65 would turn dark brown in color.
  • Use Kashmiri chilli powder to get this color. I have not used any coloring agent here.
Enjoy this crispy, yummy snack/starter recipe at home with tea/coffee/Juice!!
Paneer 65 dry

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