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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