Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Dhaba Palak Paneer

There are so many variations in which Palak Paneer is being made. Today i share with you yet another version of Palak Paneer which i happen to try it at home and turned out to be deliciously yummy.

A large bunch of Palak (spinach)
150 gms Paneer
2 onions (chopped finely)
2-3 green chillies (chopped finely)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 -2 tsp lemon juice (as per your liking)
1 -1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste

1 -1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
butter+oil for cooking
1 tsp ghee

Garam Masala (optional)


  • Pluck the leaves of Palak (do not use stem).Wash them properly. 
  • Boil water in a vessel, add a pinch of salt a baking soda, this helps keep the color green .When the water start boiling put the leaves for 20seconds, remove and immediately put it in cold water. (This stops the process of cooking).
  • Puree the blanched leaves.
  • Heat a mix of butter and oil and add chopped onions and cook till light brown in color, now add ginger garlic paste.
  • Add chili powder, coriander powder and salt, mix properly. (Add a little less of salt as Spinach has natural salts in it and also we have added butter which too has a salt content). Take oil to the corner of the pan, tilt the pan and sprinkle some water, the pan will catch fire for a few seconds, and this produces the 'Smoky Flavor' that one gets in Dhaba cooking.
  • Add the Paneer and gently mix and coat it with all the spices. Cook for a min. Since we have kept garam masala optional you can add garam masala now.
  • Now add the pureed Spinach and bring it to a boil and switch off the flame. Do not overcook as the gravy loses its natural green color. Add lemon juice and mix.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds, let it splutter and then add green chilies, immediately pour it on the Palak Paneer. 
  • Serve with Naan/Paratha/Jeera Rice 

Enjoy!!!! Bon Appetite (enjoy your meal) ..... 

This is interesting ...How to say Bon Appetit in different languages. 
  • Japanese - "Ee Tah Dah Kee Mass"
  • Chinese - Zhù Nǐhǎo Wèi! (Joo Nee Hao Way)
  • French - Bon appétit!  (boan ah pay tee)
  • ItalianBuon appetito!  (bwoan app uh tee toe) 
  • TurkishAfiyet olsun!  (ah fee yet ol sun)

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