From the Punjab region of India, where vegetarian dishes are very popular due to the large Hindu population, this delicious favourite has been around for many years. Each family has its own way to make it, each cook, their little tips and spicy variations.
Made from a base of tomatoes and spinach, Palak Paneer is a great comfort food, and also works well as a side dish to go with other Indian food too. It also travels well, and has become very popular all over the globe, and in Singapore, where healthy food is loved as part of a busy lifestyle, the dish is popular. So, if you’ve ever wondered where the best versions of this dish are to be found, look below!
1 Palak Paneer w/ Cottage Cheese @ Kinara North Indian
At the Kinara North Indian on the East Coast they have a classic dish of cottage cheese and spinach, with fresh spices.
2 Palak Paneer @ Pepper Castle Indian Restaurant
Spinach with Indian cheese in a rich sauce, has a touch of spice and herbs. Add in cubes of wholesome cottage cheese cooked into a creamy spinach sauce and this is the version of the North Indian favourite which can be found at Pepper Castle Indian Restaurant.
Restaurant address: 44 Dunlop St, Singapore
Telephone number: 93527742
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3 Spinach w/ Cottage cheese @ Indline: The Indian Cookery
Their classic Spinach cooked with Cottage cheese has a reputation as the best Palak Paneer in Singapore, at modern Indian restaurant Indline: The Indian Cookery.
4 Classic Palak Paneer @ Banana Leaf Apolo
At the Banana Leaf Apolo they have a classic Palak Paneer which has a great reputation.
5 foodpanda Favorite @ Tandoor
Tandoor is an elegant Indian eatery, which does a Paneer recipe to satisfy the most exacting fan of this favourite.
6 Homemade Cottage Cheese @ Omar Shariff
At the romantic sounding Omar Shariff they have a classic recipe made with homemade cottage cheese and spinach which is well loved by its customers.
7 Shahi @ Chillas Indian Restaurant
Chillas is a cool place, where they have the classic Paneer dish, and also Shahi Paneer, a dish made with the addition of cream.
8 Garlic and Chili Paneer @ The Curry Hut
The Curry Hut has a fabulous recipe of homemade cottage cheese and spinach puree, which is cooked with tomatoes, ginger, garlic and chili.
9 Palak Paneer @ Spice Sutra Restaurant & Cafe
Spice Sutra also has a classic version of this cheese and spinach dish along with many other delicious items.
10 Vegetarian Paneer @ Makaan Mumbai
At Makaan Mumbai they have a vegetarian Indian dish consisting of spinach and tomato gravy which is great with main dishes as well as on its own.
11 Mutter Paneer @ Curry Xpress
Curry Xpress have the classic cottage cheese, tomato and spinach dish, and a version with added peas instead of cheese, known as Mutter Paneer, great for a Vegetarian Lunch.
Restaurant address: 200 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore, 574424
Telephone number: +65 6464 7444
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A World of Indian Dishes
No one does vegetarian food quite like India! The range of homemade cheeses cooked with a dazzling range of vegetables, spices and herbs is wonderful.
So whatever you fancy, whether Paneer Tikka or Paneer Bhurji, you will find it at one of these places. Or perhaps learn how to make Palak Paneer at home? It’s not hard and perhaps make some Paneer Paratha, (cheese bread!) to go with it.