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Authentic Saag Paneer

2021-02-21
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Ready In: 40m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    170
  • Carbohydrates

    8g
  • Fat

    13g
  • Protein

    4g
  • Serving Size

    1/2 Cup
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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.

Ingredients

  • 1 Bunch Saag (Sarson Ka Saag)
  • 1 Bunch Spinach
  • 2 Pieces Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Pieces Ginger
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 2 Tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 Teaspoon Jeera
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Ginger
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
  • 1/2 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
  • Paneer Cubes
  • 1 Teaspoon Kasuri Methi
  • 1 Teaspoon Cream

Method

Step 1

Boil 4 cups of water and add 1 teaspoon salt.

Step 2

Add 2 cloves garlic, 2 pieces ginger, 2 green chilies, 1 bunch chopped saag, 1 bunch chopped spinach, and blanch for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Take it to the jar and grind it into a fine paste. Keep the water aside.

Step 4

Heat 2 tablespoons ghee, add 1 teaspoon jeera, 1 tablespoon ginger, and sauté well.

Step 5

Add 1/2 cup chopped onions and sauté until light golden brown.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

Now add the saag paste. Mix well and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 8

Add 1 tablespoon cornmeal and mix well.

Step 9

Add saag blanched water and cook for another 5 minutes.

Step 10

Add 1 teaspoon butter and mix well.

Step 11

Add paneer cubes and mix well.

Step 12

Now add 1 teaspoon Kasuri methi, 1 teaspoon cream, and mix well. Turn off the stove.

Step 13

Serve with Naan or Roti.

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