Saturday, 11 December 2010

SPINACH AND PANEER CURRY (SAAG PANEER)

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Spinach and Paneer curry is  one of those dishes everyone tends to order in a restaurant.  It is a nice accompaniment with naan bread.  It's an easy to make dish and fairly healthy. I like making this dish as it a very quick dish to make.

Ingredients for 4 servings

6 cups of chopped fresh baby spinach ( You can use frozen spinach too)
2 cups of diced paneer
2 tablespoons of sunflower oil (You can use any cooking oil)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon salt
2 green finely blended green chillies
2 tablespoons of ground ginger
2-3 cloves of finely ground garlic
half a can of tinned tomatoes
half a cup of fresh plain yogurt.
1 teaspoon cummin powder (optional)
1 teaspoon coriander powder (optional)



Method:

1.  Transfer the spinach to a microwave dish, add half a cup of water and cook it covered for 3 minutes.

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2.  The baby spinach should be soft now. Allow it to cool.

3.   Heat the 2 tablespoons of oil and add the cumin to it.

4.  Once the cumin gets brown, add the diced paneer and cook it until it gets golden brown.

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5.  Now, blend the tomatoes and add them to the paneer.

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6.  Add the blended green chillies, ginger, garlic and salt .

7.  Whilst this is simmering, blend the cooked spinach and add it to the paneer and tomato mixture.

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8.  Cook this for 5 minutes, and then add the yogurt. 

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9.  Stir well and cook for a further 5 minutes.  If you have cumin and coriander powder, add it now.

10.   The curry is ready to serve with rice ot naan bread.



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16 comments:

  1. Very inviting curry, am drooling here..

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  2. Great vegetarian recipes. Try to use a high Megapixel camera to make pics look more interesting and appetizing.
    Mohan

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  3. Tasty dish to have with rotis. Ur click is too tempting and well explained too.

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  4. alak paneer recipe is different but looking delicious

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  5. Hello Minaji
    Lovely clicks.
    I love this saag paneer a lot.

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  6. Spinach with Paneer a clasic combo.Loks really tasty and delectable.

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  8. I just had my dinner and you are making me hungry again! :)..loving the curry!

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  9. yum, i am ready for lunch after looking at your picture.

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  10. Grab 'The Sunshine' award from my blog :)

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  11. Such a classy and popular combo...

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  12. always loved spinach and paneer...yummy

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  13. Thanks. I will have to try this - the ready-made versions are pathetic, and the ingredients including fresh cheese are easy to find in my town.

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