Try this recipe for saag paneer, then check out our paneer curry, saag aloo and palak paneer, plus discover more paneer recipes and Indian vegetarian recipes. Also read our guide on what is paneer for advice on buying this ingredient from supermarkets or online.


  • 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


  • 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.

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