Saag Paneer
Saag Paneer
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Saag Paneer is a classic Indian dish featuring cubes of paneer (Indian cottage cheese) cooked in a creamy spinach-based sauce infused with aromatic spices like cumin, turmeric, and garam masala.

Nutrition: per serving



  • 250 g Paneer cubed
  • 200 g Spinach washed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger grated
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • Salt
  • Coriander
  • 2 tbsp Double Cream optional


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the cubed paneer and fry until golden brown on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add the finely chopped onion, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Sauté until the onions are soft and translucent.
  • Add the chopped green chilli and spinach to the pan. Cook until the spinach wilts down.
  • Stir in the garam masala, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and red chilli powder. Cook for another 2 minutes, allowing the spices to release their aroma.
  • Return the fried paneer to the pan. Mix well with the spinach mixture.
  • Season with salt to taste. If using, stir in the double cream for added richness.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves before serving.

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