Saag Paneer

Makes

6 serving

Nutrition of Each Serving

  • 447 calories
  • 30g fat
  • 61mg cholesterol
  • 353mg sodium
  • 1388mg potassium
  • 29g carbohydrate
    • 7g fiber
    • 3g sugar
  • 24g protein

Ingredients

  • 1 jalapeño
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root
  • 12oz paneer
  • 16oz frozen spinach
  • 1 cup red onion
  • canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds

Equipment

  • blender
  • spatula
  • frying pan

Steps

Preparation

  • Mince
    • 1 jalapeño
    • 5 garlic cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • Chop
    • Dice 1 cup red onion, the smaller the better.
    • Cut 12oz paneer into small cubes.
  • Measure
    • ½ kosher salt
    • ¼ kosher salt
    • ½ turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon coriander seed powder
    • ½ teaspoon garam masala (personal preference)
    • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 4 tablespoons warm water
  • Thaw
    • Place the 16oz frozen spinach into a bowl and microwave for 5 minutes. Then place the 16 oz of frozen spinach into the blender and blend until they are smooth consistency.
  • Nice to have
    • Plate with with a paper towel

Cook

  1. Place the pan on medium heat and add 2 tablespoons canola oil.
  2. Once the canola oil is boiling hot add the cut 12oz paneer.
  3. Once the panner is golden brown on all sides, remove the panner from the pan and place them on the plate with a paper towel. Place to the side you will not use the paneer again until the final step of the dish.
  4. With the remaining oil in the saucepan turn the heat to high and add 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds.
  5. Once the cumin seeds have begun to change color and become fragrant add 1 cup of diced red onion adjust the heat to medium and stir.
  6. Once onions have fully cooked (turned clear), add the following ingredients into the pan:
    • 1 jalapeño
    • 5 garlic cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ginger
    • 4 tablespoons warm water
  7. Still using medium heat stir for a few minutes then add the following ingredients:
    • ½ kosher salt
    • ½ turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon coriander seed powder
  8. Stir for a few minutes then add:
    • blended 16 oz frozen spinach
    • ¼ kosher salt
    • 0 -½ teaspoon garam masala (personal preference)
  9. For 5 minutes continue to stir on medium – high heat to let the garlic and spinach cook.
    • Note: To avoid burning the spinach add tablespoons of warm water and keep the smooth liquid consistency.
  10. Once garlic and spinach appear to be cooked add the cooked paneer to the pan.
    • Note: To avoid burning the spinach add tablespoons of warm water and keep the smooth liquid consistency.
    • I highly recommend you taste and adjust any spices before the next step.
  11. Cook for 5 minutes and the pan should reach a boil. Remove from heat once paneer has softened.

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