dhaba style palak paneer

How to make dhaba style palak paneer at home

What is Dhaba Style Palak Paneer?

Dhaba style palak paneer is paneer cubes in scrumptious spinach gravy which boosts with the flavours of garlic and ginger is pleasantly spicy and has the perfect balance of flavours. It hasn’t got the smoothest gravy, it has chunky gravy with the bites of ginger and garlic and that’s what makes it, even more, drool some. Dhaba style palak paneer can be served with any bread of your choice; in fact, palak paneer tastes great with rice too.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for palak paneer recipe

Spinach: Good quality spinach, which is greeny green and has smaller leaves, should be chosen. Blanching spinach, I believe, is the best way to cook spinach.
Gravy calls for onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and few spices. Tomato puree has been used which gives an awesome texture to the otherwise chunky gravy. Malai has been used in little quantity which balances the flavours and enhances the texture.

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How to make Palak Paneer

1. Boil 4-5 cups water. Add spinach leaves. Boil for 3-4 minutes.

dhaba style palak paneer

2. Transfer boiled spinach in ice cold water. Leave for 3-4 minutes.

dhaba style palak paneer

3. Transfer spinach to grinder jar. Grind coarsely. Keep aside for now.

dhaba style palak paneer

4. Heat 3 tbsp oil.

dhaba style palak paneer

5. Add 1 cup chopped onions.

dhaba style palak paneer

6. Cook till onions become translucent.

dhaba style palak paneer

7. Add 12 finely chopped garlic cloves. Cook till mixture browns.

dhaba style palak paneer

8. Add ¾ cup tomato puree.

dhaba style palak paneer

9. Cook till oil oozes.

dhaba style palak paneer

10. Add 3 tbsp malai.

dhaba style palak paneer

11. Cook till oil oozes.

dhaba style palak paneer

12. Add 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger.

dhaba style palak paneer

13. Add dry spices, i.e. 1 tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp dry mango (amchur) powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder. Cook for 1 minute.

dhaba style palak paneer

14. Add coarse puree of spinach.

dhaba style palak paneer

15. Cook on low flame, stirring continuously. Continue to cook as long as spinach splutters. Once spinach stops spluttering, switch off the flame, otherwise it will turn dark and be over-cooked. Add salt to taste (Tip: Be careful as spinach is quite salty, therefore add accordingly).

dhaba style palak paneer

16. Finish off with ½ tsp garam masala powder and ½ tsp black pepper powder.

dhaba style palak paneer

17. Add in 200 g paneer cubes.

dhaba style palak paneer

18. Add 1 cup water or much required as per the desired consistency.

dhaba style palak paneer

19. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.

dhaba style palak paneer

20. Serve with parathas. Bon appétit.

dhaba style palak paneer

Nutrients

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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