How to Cook Authentic Saag Paneer

Posted on Jul 13 2019 - 11:30am by kumar
Prep time: 15
Cook time: 45
Serves: 4 People

Ingredients for Authentic Saag Paneer :

  • 2 bunches spinach, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch fenugreek leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1/2 pound paneer, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

How to Cook Authentic Saag Paneer :

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook spinach and fenugreek in the boiling water until wilted, about 3 minutes. Drain well and transfer to a food processor. Puree until finely chopped, about 5 pulses.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry paneer cubes, stirring constantly, until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in the skillet and fry the cumin seeds until lightly toasted and aromatic, about 3 minutes. Add onion; cook and stir until onion begins to soften, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in ginger, garlic, tomato, garam masala, turmeric, and cayenne pepper; cook and stir until tomatoes break down and onions are translucent, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in spinach and fenugreek, cream, paneer cubes, and salt to taste. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.


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