How to make Saag Paneer -

Mixed greens with garlic, cream and paneer.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese, Spinach (पालक)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian


For more recipes related to Saag Paneer checkout Paneer Butter Masala, Paneer Manchurian, Paneer Babycorn Balchao, Malai Kofta Curry . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Chane Jaiselmer Ke Vankaya Perugesi Subz Mirch Do Pyaza Kurkure Achari Aloo

Saag Paneer

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Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Saag Paneer Recipe

  • Cottage cheese 200 grams

  • Spinach blanched 1 Large bunch

  • Green chillies slit 2-3

  • Sarson ka saag blanched 1 Large bunch

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 8-10 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh cream 4 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Grind spinach and mustard leaves into a fine paste along with green chillies. Cut paneer into one inch X one inch X half inch pieces.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. When they begin to change colour, add chopped garlic and sauté for half a minute. Add the spinach puree and stir.

Step 3

Check seasoning. Add water if required. When the gravy comes to a boil, add the paneer and mix well. Stir in lemon juice. Finally add fresh cream. Serve hot with makki roti.

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