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palak paneer | palak paneer recipe | restaurant style

The healthy paneer dipped in a palak gravy mixed with all the spices and a creamy texture gives a wonderful taste. Serve this delicious palak paneer with rice, roti, chapati or pulka.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword cottage cheese in spinach gravy, how to make palak paneer in restaurant style, palak paneer, palak paneer recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

Ingredients for palak paneer:

    Frying and blending palak:

    • ghee – 1 spoon
    • oil – 1 spoon
    • coriander leaves – 1/4 spoon
    • cumin seeds – 1/4 spoon
    • spinach(palak) – 2 bunches
    • green chillies – 3

    Roasting paneer:

    • paneer (cottage cheese) – 10 cubes
    • oil – 1/2 spoon

    For gravy:

    • ghee – 1 spoon
    • oil – 2 spoons
    • bay leaf - 2
    • star anise – 1
    • cloves – 7
    • cumin seeds – 1/4 spoon
    • cardamom – 1
    • cinnamon – 1
    • long pepper – 1
    • dry fenugreek leaves Kasuri methi – 1 spoon
    • onion paste – 1 cup
    • ginger and garlic paste – 1 spoon
    • tomato paste – 1 cup
    • red chilli powder – 1 spoon
    • turmeric powder – 1/4 spoon
    • garam masala powder – 1/2 spoon
    • salt – 1 1/2 spoon
    • water -1/4 glass
    • chopped coriander leaves – 1/4 cup
    • cream – 2 spoons

    For garnish:

    • fresh cream – 2 spoons
    • chopped coriander leaves – 1/4 cup

    Instructions

    procedure for palak paneer:

      Frying palak:

      1. Heat a pan over a medium flame add a spoon of ghee and oil.

      2. Add 1/4 spoon of coriander seeds and cumin seeds. let them splutter.

      3. Add spinach(palak) and slit green chillies fry for 2 minutes. Let it cool and set aside.

      Blending palak:

      1. Add all the fried ingredients to the blender jar.

      2. Blend to the smooth paste and set aside. Do not add water while blending

      Roasting paneer:

      1. Heat a pan over a medium flame add 1/2 spoon of oil and paneer cubes.

      2. Carefully fry for 2 minutes and set aside.

      Preparing gravy:

      1. Heat a huge pan over a medium flame add a spoon of ghee and 2 spoons of oil.

      2. Add cumin seeds, star anise, bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, long pepper. Saute till it turns aromatic.

      3. Add a spoon of dry fenugreek leaves (Kasuri methi) for a rich taste.

      4. Add onion paste mix well and fry till it turns to golden.

      5. Add ginger and garlic paste until the raw smell disappears.

      6. Add tomato paste mix well fry for 3 minutes.

      7. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt mix well. Close the lid and fry for 2 minutes.


      Adding palak paste:

      1. Add palak paste stir continuously to avoid burning.

      2. Pour little water and salt the lid and cook for 2 minutes. Adjust the consistency of gravy according to the taste.

      Adding roasted paneer cubes:

      1. Add roasted paneer cubes and chopped coriander leaves mix well cook for a minute.

      2. Finally, add 2 spoons of cream mix well. Can add more cream as for the taste. Switch off the fire.

      Garnish:

      1. Take the delicious palak paneer into the serving bowl. Garnish with cream and chopped coriander leaves.

      2. Serve the mouth-watering restaurant style palak paneer with hot rice, roti, naan or chapati.