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The best Palak Paneer Recipe - Dhaba Style - Easy to make recipe of the Famous Indian dish made with Spinach and Cottage Cheese
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The Best Palak Paneer | Dhaba Style

The best Palak Paneer Recipe - Dhaba Style - Easy to make recipe of the Famous Indian dish made with Spinach and Cottage Cheese.Best served with Rice or Naans.
Course Curry
Cuisine Indian
Keyword The Best Palak Paneer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 168kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 gms Spinach Palak
  • 250 gms Paneer Firm Cottage Cheese Cubed
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 1 Tomato Chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic- Minced
  • 1 inch Ginger-Minced
  • 2 Dried Red Chillies
  • 1 Green Chilli- Chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Cream for Garnish

Spices

Instructions

Prepare the Paneer

  • Cut the paneer into cubes and submerge in warm water.

Blanch & Puree the Palak

  • Boil water in a large pot.Also prepare a bowl of ice cold water.
  • Using Tongs(Chimta) submerge 1/4 spinach in boiling water.Wait for 30 seconds.Take it out and submerge it in a bowl of iced water.Repeat with the rest of it.
  • Squeeze the water out of the spinach(as best as you can).
  • Puree it and set aside.

The Gravy

  • Heat the oil in a pot.Once hot, add the Cumin.As it starts to splutter- add the asafoetida,Green Chillies and the red chillies.
  • Add the Ginger & Garlic next- Sauté for 20-30 seconds.Follow this with chopped onions.
  • When the onions start to brown ,Sprinkle in the garam masala, coriander powder &red chilli powder. Mix everything together and cook for barely 10-20 seconds before adding in the chopped tomato.
  • Cook this till the tomatoes are mushy and the oil starts to separate.Read notes for a silky gravy*
  • Add the spinach puree, Salt & lime juice.Cook only till the spinach gravy starts to boil.
  • Add the cubed Paneer and drizzle over the fresh cream to serve.

Notes

To make the palak paneer gravy silky smooth- Grind the onion tomato masala before adding the spinach puree.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.3g | Protein: 7.2g | Fat: 10.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 945mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 7.2g | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 4mg