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Saag Paneer

Snigdha's picture
  Paneer 500 Gram (cottage cheese)
  Spinach 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Cilantro sprigs 10 (Coriander/Dhaniya)
  Mint sprigs 6 (pudina)
  Fenugreek sprigs 4 (methi)
  Yogurt 2 Tablespoon
  Green chillies 3
  Onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Mustard seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon (jeera)
  Dhaniya powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Chilly powder To Taste

Cut Paneer into small cubes, fry them until slightly brown in 2 tbs oil. Keep aside (Using fried frozen paneer cubes is also a good option).

Wash and chop spinach, cilantro, mint, methi (if fresh methi is not available, you can use 3 tbs of dried methi leaves), green chillies, onions and grind them. Also add yogurt and a little water if needed. Grind into a fine paste.

Heat 3 tbs oil in a deep skillet. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add cumin seeds and then add the ground mixture (saag). Stir well and cover with lid for 2 minutes.

Add the fried paneer cubes, dhaniya powder, garam masala powder, salt and chilly powder. Mix well. Cook until the gravy thickens or reaches desired consistency (approx 5 -7 minutes of cooking).

Garnish with fresh cream.

Serve Hot with Indian Bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Cottage Cheese cubes cooked in thick 'greens' gravy

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CookingMyWay's picture
This looks really good! I have to give this one a try. Paneer has become one of my favorite foods as of late... I love how versitle it is... :) Nikko
Snigdha's picture
Yea Nikko..Paneer is indeed very versatile. Hope you have fun cooking it!!!
Saag Paneer Recipe, Cottage Cheese Cubes Cooked In Thick 'greens' Gravy