Saag Paneer

How to make Saag Paneer is a question we hear a lot! A family favorite for years #saagpaneer is perfect for when you need something quick with minimal ingredients. Ready in just 20mins and packed with flavor and protein, this recipe will soon become a family favorite.

Want to make it even more yummy? Try it with an extra knob of butter or some ghee on the top 🤩Serving Size: 4

Photo by: Bebe Black Carminito

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 Pack (6oz) of Sach Original Paneer, cubed 
  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 8oz baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup cilantro 
  • 3 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger 
  • 1/2 cup sliced shallots  
  • 1-2 small green chili
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4tsp turmeric powder
  • 1tsp red chili powder
  • 1tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp garam masala (optional)
  • Kosher salt (To taste)

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. To prepare the Sauce; Blanch baby spinach in 3 quarts boiling water for about 2mins or until the spinach wilts.  Drain the wilted spinach into a colander and run under ice cold water until cooled. 
  2. Place blanched spinach, cilantro and green chili in a blender and puree until smooth. 
  3. Heat 1tbsp ghee/butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Once the oil is glistening add the cumin seeds, garlic, ginger, and sliced shallots. Fry for a few minutes until starting to sizzle and spurt.  Add red chili powder, turmeric, salt and let bloom for 2 minutes. Add the greek yogurt, and the spinach puree, stirring every so often until the sauce comes to a boil. 
  4. If the sauce starts to feel a bit dry, add a quarter cup water to loosen it. 
  5. Add cubed paneer, garam masala, lime juice and 1tbsp cream (optional) and let it cook for 3-4mins. Remove from the heat. 
  6. Serve hot with a knob of butter along with steamed rice or naan.

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