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Two white bowls of golden cubes of paneer and wilted spinach on a blue background with a naan

Saag paneer

Published: March 22, 2022 at 2:38 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • 4 as a side

This easy side dish, featuring crisp, golden cubes of paneer and spiced with cumin and chilli, will go down a treat on curry night and only takes 30 minutes to prepare

  • Gluten free
  • Vegan
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal492
fat35.4g
saturates22.2g
carbs7g
sugars4.9g
fibre2.6g
protein35.2g
salt0.3g
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Try this recipe for saag paneer, then check out our saag aloo, saag chana masala and palak paneer, plus discover more paneer recipes and Indian vegetarian recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or ghee
  • 450g paneer, cut into cubes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp garlic and ginger paste
  • 500g baby spinach
  • plum tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 75ml single cream

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil or ghee in a frying pan over a medium-high heat and add the paneer. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden all over, then scoop out of the pan.

  • STEP 2

    Add the onion and chilli to the pan, along with the cumin seeds and turmeric, and cook gently for 5 minutes until beginning to soften. Then add the garlic and ginger paste and cook for another minute.

  • STEP 3

    Put the baby spinach into a large colander and pour over a kettle of just-boiled water, then tip into the frying pan along with the chopped plum tomato. Wilt for a few minutes before adding 1 tsp of garam masala, the cooked paneer, the juice of a lemon and 75ml of single cream. Season and bubble for a few minutes before serving.

Check out more of our best paneer recipes

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