Spinach Paneer Curry or Saag Paneer


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)


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


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.


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


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.

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.



  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Looks extremely delicious. Nice blog . Visit mine when time permits.

  • 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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