Authentic Saag Paneer
Updated: Sep 23
Saag paneer is a classic Indian dish of cooked spinach and sarson ka saag with cubes of fried paneer cheese. Thickened with cream or coconut milk, it's a hearty and filling vegetarian meal.
Cuisine: Indian Course: Main Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 Min Cook Time: 30 Min Total Time: 40 min.
Nutritional Info: Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories: 170 Carbs: 8g. Fat: 13g. Protein: 4g
1 Bunch Saag (Sarson Ka Saag)
1 Bunch Spinach
2 Pieces Garlic Cloves
2 Pieces Ginger2 Green Chilies
2 Tablespoons Ghee
1 Teaspoon Jeera
1 Tablespoon Chopped Ginger
1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
2 Teaspoon Red Chili Powder
Salt as per taste
1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
1 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Fennel Powder
1 Tablespoon Corn Meal
1 Teaspoon Kasuri Methi
1 Teaspoon Cream
Boil 4 cups of water and add 1 teaspoon salt.
Add 2 cloves garlic, 2 pieces ginger, 2 green chilies, 1 bunch chopped saag, 1 bunch chopped spinach, and blanch for 10 minutes.
Take it to the jar and grind it into a fine paste. Keep the water aside.
Heat 2 tablespoons ghee, add 1 teaspoon jeera, 1 tablespoon ginger, and sauté well.
Add 1/2 cup chopped onions and sauté until light golden brown.
Add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, 1 teaspoon jeera powder, 1 teaspoon fennel powder and mix all the masala well.
Now add the saag paste. Mix well and cook for 10 minutes.
Add 1 tablespoon cornmeal and mix well.
Add saag blanched water and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add 1 teaspoon butter and mix well.
Add paneer cubes and mix well.
Now add 1 teaspoon kasuri methi, 1 teaspoon cream, and mix well. Turn off the stove.
Serve with Naan or Roti.
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