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Palak Paneer | पालक पनीर | Chef Ranveer Brar

Rolling & Action! Okay! Better! Hi! I was in the mood of making “Palak Paneer” today. It’s not that difficult. It’s actually not that difficult. Like all good things, it is just a matter of three things.. technique, proportion & magic. So technique and proportion I will teach you. But for magic, you’ll have to do ten “Surya Namaskar” every morning. Not that difficult.
First off all I’ll chop the onions finely. As fine as you can. Or else grate them. Now what.. ginger garlic! chopped ginger chopped garlic. So ginger, garlic & green chillies. Now it’s very simple. Here goes ghee and very little oil. Very little so that the ghee doesn’t burn. And here are whole spices. Everything could be Indian, but Paneer isn’t. Why? Because as a society we used to worship milk so much from the Aryan’s and Aryan Wrath times, that curdling the milk was considered a misfortune. If you would curdle the milk, they would throw out of the village. Because cows and milk were worshipped so much. So this culture of curdling the milk and making the Paneer, was actually taught us by Europeans. Typically Portuguese. Portuguese came and they saw cheese making and said that let’s make it in India. So from cheese they made Chena and the process of sieving (channa) channa became chena. And from there Paneer was slowly evolved. In the versions of Paneer, I personally find Turkish version very interesting. In Turkish it is known as “Penir” What they do is, they make Paneer and leave it in salt water. Otherwise Paneer spoils very fast. Paneer in salt water lasts longer and it hardens a bit but then it lasts longer. So remember to try out Penir, if you’re a vegetarian and your going to Turkey. Again, garlic and cumin are essential elements. Because no matter if it’s Indian, Western or Arabic food, the combination of cumin, garlic and spinach is divine. The garlic has to be lightly toasted. That note of toasted garlic has to be there in “Palak Paneer” If it’s not coming, so i’ll always say that toast the garlic and pour it on top. Asafoetida! On the other side I’ll just take the coriander seeds, toast and crush them. Nice! Onions are light brown now. As they will get light brown, I’ll add in the dry spices. In dry spices, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder Now the question is
Restaurant style Palak Paneer so for restaurant style Palak Paneer, add dry fenugreek leaves. It’s very important. And add it when the spices are cooked properly and you are about to add the tomatoes. After this, as the fenugreek leaves becomes aromatic, add tomatoes. This is also the trick to make it restaurant style. Okay! Now add water so that the tomatoes get soft. So I always add very little chopped spinach to my gravy with the spinach puree. Chop as fine as you can. So that you get the taste of the spinach and not the big leaves in your mouth. Be that “Saag Ghosht” “Saag Chicken” or “Saag Paneer” The thought of their evolution is very simple. The thought of their evolution was that all the green ingredients that were grown in the farms were taken and added together in one pot. Spinach leaves, dill leaves etc. There was a time when 18-19 green ingredients were added and a “Saag” was made. Everything that was green, was put with the meat to cook with the meat. And this origin is the true origin of saag meat, saag paneer or later. so when the meat and greens were cooked together, automatically what came out was this version of a beautiful “Saag Paneer” But slowly the supply of greens were decreased, we stopped entering the farms. In the market, spinach was easily available and grown. So they took spinach, evolved the concept of it and “Palak Paneer” was created. That more or less in the history of “Saag paneer” “palak Paneer” That’s where it started from. Nice! It’s the magic of dry fenugreek leaves. And.. Here we go! Wow! It’s amazing! Restaurant style fragrance is coming. Now coriander! Again very important. It’s toasted coriander and we don’t have to cook too much, that’s why I’ve added after the masala is cooked. Water! Very little cream! And.. Here goes spinach puree. Very nice! Spinach is pre-cooked. So it’s not like spinach is not cooked. It’s already blanched, boiled. Boiled and pureed. So we don’t have to cook too much. Cook it just till the masala is fully incorporated in the spinach puree. Beautiful! Beautiful! Just keep stirring it. There will be bubbles in it, they will start spluttering and then will spread all over the place. Like this is happening now. All your clothes will be ruined and then you’ll say “Ranveer didn’t tell us” This part needs more hard work. Not exactly hard work but patience. Because spinach… There’s a rawness in spinach. And for the rawness to go, the oil has to come up. If the oil won’t come up, the taste won’t come and if the taste won’t come… Grate very little nutmeg. Very little. So that you get the hint of it and not the taste of it. There is one more restaurant style trick. This I don’t tell anyone, telling you for the first time. One drop.. One drop of kewra water. That’s it! Only one drop. They won’t be that fragrant, but that roundness will come from kewra and nutmeg. The flavours are gonna get rounded. Right! And that’s very very important in Palak Paneer. Let’s check the salt and spices and add paneer. wow! Amazing! Done! Nice! Okay! Here is Palak Paneer! Just because I cannot leave it like this, I’ll make a Rogan (tempering)for it. Ginger julienne! As the oil gets, add red chillies. One drop kewra water. Just a little cream! And we are done! No! Not like this. Now.. coriander! Just 2 pieces. Now we are done!

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100 thoughts on “Palak Paneer | पालक पनीर | Chef Ranveer Brar

  1. Thodi jalan hoti hain itni achhi achhi flirty comments padhakar from all ladies. But, I like Ranveer. He is very natural, no attitude no over-confidence.
    I am also glad ki ladakiyo ki nazar salmaan se hattkar kisi achhe bandey pe aake ruki.
    Well done Ranveer. God bless.

  2. Hello Renveer, you know what before this video I made Palak paneer 3-4 times but yesterday I came through your recipe and made accordingly except that kedwa water part, but still it was so deliciousss😋😋😋 I can’t tell you, Me and my husband liked it very much and we ate more than enough. Thank you so much for sharing and you are amazing 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  3. Ranveer sir aap great he bahut humble he and jo b samjhaate he bahut acche se. M a soldier n indian defence. Serving for my nation but m a very good cook. Love u sir.

  4. That was not just only cooking..It was a show of art,story the notes of music…so and there! 👌👌

  5. Ranveer aapne sach me nhi btaya which knife u use and how can i get it and from where ?pls share any link if u have or tell me the model or brand name of ur knife plsss🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪

  6. Thankyou Thank you Thank you so much for your time and caring powerfully world heaven on earth blessed world caring world from Kenya love silence

  7. Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh very nice to beautiful beautiful beautiful the best chef in the world heaven on earth blessed world caring world from Kenya love 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  8. Oh please no creams in foods simple foods but will try it once from Kenya thanks again for your time and caring powerfully world heaven on earth blessed world caring world from Kenya please give us simple masalas not very heavy

  9. That one liner " Fir bologe Ranveer tumhne bataya nahi" amazing cooking skills Sir.. I am just fond and big fan of you and cooking techniques.. Not to forget the historical instances… Bhai Waah…!!!

  10. Ur so good at cooking brother salute to ur skills and talent and u explain so well so easy to understand thanx for sharing brother 💕💕💕💕💕❤️❤️❤️❤️💕

  11. Recipes r awesome but the best part is the information you provide abt the recipe it enchanes our knowledge khana sab banate hai.par maloomaat only chef ranvir provide thx

  12. Your cooking is excellent and superb like Sanjeev Kapoor and one thing first time I knew about paneer that's my parents not like paneer.

  13. वाह वाह क्या बात है वाह रणबीर वाह।

    स्वादिष्ट पालक पनीर की रेसिपी बनाने के लिए।

    धन्यवाद, बधाई और शुभकामनायें।
    जय🇮🇳हिंद। जय🇮🇳मोदी जी। जय🇮🇳भारत।
    वंदेमातरम्। वंदेमातरम्। वंदेमातरम्।
    भारत माता की जय। भारत माता की जय।

  14. Sir ! Please cold coffee banana seekha dijiye
    YouTube par bahut se vedios dekhe aur banaya par Restaurant wala taste hi nhi aata
    Sir please please please seekha dijiye

  15. Tried your palak paneer recipe came out good but roasted dhania kind of over powered the flavor of roasted garlic but still 😋

  16. I used to add little bit curd in Palak paneer and mine also very famous among my friends lol 😊 but I'll also add nutmeg and kewra from now

  17. I make palak paneer very simple boil palak blend it with garlic green chilly again cook it with little ghee add paneer salt Haldi garam masala dhania powder lime juice and bhuni saunfand bhuna jeera

  18. For curcury bhindi put some sarson ka tail add some chopped garlic put bhindi and add all the masalas on top like salt red chilly powder dhania powder haldi and amchoor do not stir immediately leave it on medium heat for a few minutes then stir fry the slimy ness will go away and make it as crispy as you want

  19. #chefranveerbrar, Bro aapka Palak Paneer was realll Worse .. One more thing ,just be more Normal ..Too much of overacting ….. Peace out

  20. I do have a very good childhood friend who is brar and he too is very humble down to earth inspite of being very rich financially…
    The history says that the brar clad was given a boon by the tenth guru of sikh religion that they will live a happy prosperous life through out their journey on this earth and ranvir brar is a perfect example of the one…
    That's truly blessed and fortunate by God…

  21. Incorporating Chopped palak is a new step for me..he is master of superb authentic recipes with a great simplicity.. love the interesting way He explain his tiny-mini tips & tricks which Are very useful.. and after that his master piece dialogue – Fir aap kahoge "Ranbeer,tumne bataya nahin tha.."..👌💖👍

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