Saag Paneer | How to make Saag Paneer

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  • By Tanushree Aich
    Created on 12th May 2016

About Saag Paneer

Cottage cheese dunked in a rich spinach gravy! This dish is a regular at most punjabi households and dhabbas.

The delicious and mouthwatering Saag Paneer is a famous dish of Madhya Pradesh and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Saag Paneer is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Saag Paneer. Tanushree Aich shared this Saag Paneer recipe which is perfect to serve for 3 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Saag Paneer. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Saag Paneer recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time25mins
  • Cook Time35mins
  • Serves3People
Saag Paneer

Ingredients to make Saag Paneer

  • Ingredients
  • Palak / Spinach 1 medium Bunch (chopped)
  • Paneer/ Cottage cheese 200 gms
  • Onion 1 (roughly chopped)
  • Tomato 1 (roughly chopped)
  • Coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup
  • Yogurt 1/4 Cup
  • Ginger 1 inch (grated)
  • Nutmeg / Jaiphal a pinch grated
  • Garlic 5-6 big cloves (chopped)
  • Green Chili 2-3 (chopped)
  • Bayleaf 2
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chili Powder 2 tsp
  • Turmeric 1/4 tsp
  • Cream 2 tbsp
  • Oil 3 tbsp
  • Sugar a pinch
  • Salt to taste

How to make Saag Paneer

  1. Start by heating up a pan, add a tablespoon of oil. To the hot oil, add the cumin seeds. Let them splutter, then add bayleaf, grated ginger, chopped garlic and green chillies. Saute well.
  2. Once slightly cooked, add one roughly chopped onion and saute. Add little bit of salt and cook till it goes pink. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till they are mushy & pulpy.
  3. Turn off the flame and let the pan cool a little bit. Then add in the smooth beaten yogurt and stir well for about a minute.
  4. Now tip in the spices- turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and then grate in some nutmeg. Start with the flame on low, and stir well and cook until the masala starts getting a simmer.
  5. If the mixture seems dry ,2-3 more tbsps of yogurt can be added. Add the sugar and mix well, Cook till the gravy sweats oil
  6. Then comes in the chopped spinach. Keep stirring and cook till the volume reduces, and the spinach is slightly wilted. After the volume is reduced, cook for another minute.
  7. Turn off the flame, add the chopped coriander leaves and make a paste out of the cooked masalas, remember to discard the bay leaf.
  8. Heat up a pan, add some oil, add the paste and get it to a simmer. Add more salt if required, also add the 2 tbsp cream. Mix well.
  9. Grate about 25-30 grams of paneer straight in the pan, and chop rest, saute it a little till lightly browned. Add it to the gravy and let the gravy simmer so that the paneer soaks the flavours well. Serve Hot! Enjoy with phulkas, rotis or naan.

Reviews for Saag Paneer (5)

Smita Kandoi6 months ago
I tried was really different n very tasty...thanx for sharing this recipe

Swati Kalawat9 months ago

Rekha Bharatarajan9 months ago
Awesome recipe. We need to cook the Spinach separately or with the masala?

Tarunima Tripathia year ago
those paneer look so heavenly!

Evelyn Shilpaa year ago
Looks Amazing! Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe.