Punjabi Thali with Methi Paneer and Makhani Dhal

4.8/5 from 4 Customers
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‘Thali’ is the name of the metal tray on which a small selection of dishes (often vegetarian) are served. Widely available all over India, it’s a great way of trying a range of flavours and textures from curries and dhals to pickles, chutneys and fried snacks. Here we’ve got a version from Punjab in the north of India where the food is richer with dairy than the south, and full of hearty vegetables. The paneer dish is cooked with lots of methi (fenugreek leaf) which gives it a distinctive ‘curry’ aroma. We’ve also got a root vegetable subji, buttery makhani dhal, crispy breads known as pooris, pilau rice, lemon raita and finally a deliciously hot chilli and garlic chutney!

30 mins

1 hr

2/5

In stock
£8.67

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‘Thali’ is the name of the metal tray on which a small selection of dishes (often vegetarian) are served. Widely available all over India, it’s a great way of trying a range of flavours and textures from curries and dhals to pickles, chutneys and fried snacks. Here we’ve got a version from Punjab in the north of India where the food is richer with dairy than the south, and full of hearty vegetables. The paneer dish is cooked with lots of methi (fenugreek leaf) which gives it a distinctive ‘curry’ aroma. We’ve also got a root vegetable subji, buttery makhani dhal, crispy breads known as pooris, pilau rice, lemon raita and finally a deliciously hot chilli and garlic chutney!

Recipe

30 mins

1 hr

2/5

Serves

4

Effort

High Effort

Main Ingredient

Cheese/Paneer

Dietary

Vegetarian

Veggie Friendly

Origin

Popular Style

Indian

Country

India

Makhani Dhal Spices: coriander, cumin, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, black cardamon, green cardamon, ginger, garlic
Poori Blend: coriander leaf, nigella, ajowan
Chilli Chutney Spices: fenugreek, chilli, ginger, Kashmiri chilli, turmeric, mild chilli flakes
Paneer Marinade: fenugreek leaf, coriander, cumin, Kashmiri chilli, turmeric, fenugreek
Subji Seeds: cumin, brown MUSTARD
Rice Spices: turmeric, cloves, green cardamon, black cardamon
Garam Masala: coriander leaf, fenugreek leaf, cumin, coriander, black cardamon, black pepper, green cardamon, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, mace, bay, nutmeg, chilli

May contain traces of celery and sesame. Allergens are listed in CAPITALS
  • 226g paneer cheese
  • 1 onion
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • 2 large carrots or parsnips
  • 400g spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • 300g natural yogurt (full fat is best)
  • 50g butter
  • 250g ready-cooked beluga or puy lentils
  • 160g self-raising flour
  • 300g basmati or standard long grain rice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Oil for frying (sunflower or vegetable oil is best)

Product Rating (4):

4/5

I've never had paneer before, so this felt experimental. The recipe didn't disappoint though. The curry was tasty enough on its own, but was lifted even further by the lemon raita and chilli chutney. I was a bit disappointed with the dhal, which was a bit lacking in flavour but that could have been entirely my fault.

Andrew Hickson View More

We're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed the flavours in this dish, and your first taste of paneer! Thanks for the feedback about the dhal as well, we'll look into this!

5/5

Maybe the best one yet?! There wasn't a dish that missed the mark, taste was great, it was really easy to cook and came together in no time.

Connor Muir View More

We're so happy to hear that this dish really stood out as a star of your subscription. It all looks delicious, especially those lovely crispy pooris! Great work!

5/5

I think this was the best spice box yet. Easy, delicious, and a little indulgent too. The breads were sublime. That k you!

Rob Rhodes-kubiak View More

We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed this dish!

5/5

Absolutely gorgeous flavours and colours. Stored well in fridge & lasted for a good few meals.

Julie Nicholas View More

We're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the flavours and colours in this dish, and it's great that it made for a few more meals too! Happy spicing!

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