Saag Paneer

Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 6 servings


2tablespoons olive oil
12ounces Indian paneer cheese, cut into cubes
1large onion, thinly sliced
1-- (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and diced
1tablespoon chopped garlic
1teaspoon cumin seeds
2teaspoons ground coriander
1/4teaspoon salt
1teaspoon garam masala
1-- green chile, chopped (optional)
1pound frozen spinach, defrosted
1/3cup whole milk
2teaspoons lemon juice


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    Heat olive oil in a large skillet; add paneer and saute until golden. Add the onion, ginger, garlic, spices and chile (if using); cook 7 minutes. Squeeze any excess water from spinach and blend it with milk. Add spinach to pan and bring to a boil. Add lemon juice. Serve with naan or pita bread.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 292
  • Fat 20g
  • Saturated Fat 11g
  • Cholesterol 61mg
  • Sodium 230mg
  • Carbohydrate 9g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 2.5g
  • Protein 16g
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