Saag Paneer

Saag Paneer

  • Preparation 30 min
  • Cooking 35 min
  • Chilling 1 h
  • Servings 4

Saag paneer is an Indian food classic, and this restaurant-style recipe includes making your own paneer cheese!

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Ingredients

  • Paneer Cheese

    • 12 cups (3 litres) 3.25% milk
    • 7 tbsp (105 ml) white vinegar
    • 1 tsp salt
  • Saag Paneer

    • ½ tsp ground cumin
    • ½ tsp ground coriander
    • ½ tsp curry powder
    • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
    • ¼ tsp garam masala
    • ¼ cup (55 g) unsalted butter or clarified butter
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 piece fresh ginger, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long, chopped
    • 1 bird’s eye chili pepper, seeded and chopped
    • 1 tomato, chopped
    • 12 cups (300 g) baby spinach

Preparation

  • Paneer Cheese

  • Saag Paneer

Note from Ricardo

The excess liquid left behind after removing the curd can be used as a pickling liquid or to cook rice.

Paneer is an Indian cheese that can be found in some specialty shops or supermarkets. If unavailable, it can be replaced here with tofu.

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