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Saag Paneer

Saag Paneer

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cuisine India
Servings 2
Calories 81 kcal


  • 400g frozen spinach/fresh spinach
  • 100g Paneer cut into small cubes
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Put a pan with oil on medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and dry red chillies.
  • When they start to sizzle, add the defrosted spinach with all the liquid, turmeric, and salt.
  • Mix everything, add a little water, and cover the pan. Let it cook over low heat until the spinach is perfectly cooked and there is no water left.
  • Add the grated ginger and mix.
  • Put a separate pan with a little oil on high heat. Add Paneer cubes with a pinch of turmeric and toss them for a few seconds. Add them to the cooked spinach and mix.
  • Serve with basmati rice or chapati.


Tips and Tricks:

  • While frying Paneer, it has to be for just a few seconds; otherwise, it gets hard and rubbery.
  • You can sprinkle Garam Masala on top before serving.
  • You can serve this dish as a first course or as a garnish