Spinach Paneer Curry or Saag Paneer

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Spinach Paneer Curry or Saag Paneer is  one of those dishes everyone tends to order in a restaurant.  It is a nice accompaniment with naan bread.  Spinach Paneer Curry or Saag Paneer an easy to make dish and fairly healthy. I like making Spinach Paneer Curry or Saag Paneer as it a very quick dish to make.

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 6 cups of chopped fresh baby spinach ( You can use frozen spinach too)
  • 2 cups of diced paneer
  • 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil (You can use any cooking oil)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 green finely blended green chillies
  • 2 tsps of grated ginger
  • 2-3 cloves of grated garlic
  • half a can of tinned tomatoes
  • half a cup of fresh plain yogurt.
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (optional)

Method:

1.  Transfer the spinach to a microwave dish, add half a cup of water and cook it covered for 3 minutes.

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2.  The baby spinach should be soft now. Allow it to cool.

3.   Heat the 2 tablespoons of oil and add the cumin to it.

4.  Once the cumin gets brown, add the diced paneer and cook it until it gets golden brown.

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5.  Now, blend the tomatoes and add them to the paneer.

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6.  Add the blended green chillies, ginger, garlic and salt .

7.  Whilst this is simmering, blend the cooked spinach and add it to the paneer and tomato mixture.

Photobucket8.  Cook this for 5 minutes, and then add the yogurt.
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9.  Stir well and cook for a further 5 minutes.  If you have cumin and coriander powder, add it now.

10.   Your Spinach Paneer Curry or Saag Paneer is ready to serve with rice or naan bread.

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  • wow, looks superb, love green things 🙂

  • Very inviting curry, am drooling here..

  • Anonymous

    Great vegetarian recipes. Try to use a high Megapixel camera to make pics look more interesting and appetizing.
    Mohan

  • Tasty dish to have with rotis. Ur click is too tempting and well explained too.

  • alak paneer recipe is different but looking delicious

  • so yummy n healthy–looks swell

  • Hello Minaji
    Lovely clicks.
    I love this saag paneer a lot.

  • Spinach with Paneer a clasic combo.Loks really tasty and delectable.

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  • I just had my dinner and you are making me hungry again! :)..loving the curry!

  • yum, i am ready for lunch after looking at your picture.

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  • Such a classy and popular combo…

  • always loved spinach and paneer…yummy

  • NancyP

    Thanks. I will have to try this – the ready-made versions are pathetic, and the ingredients including fresh cheese are easy to find in my town.

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