Recipe by Allrecipes
"Saag paneer is a classic Indian dish of cooked spinach studded with cubes of fried paneer cheese. Thickened with cream or coconut milk, it's a hearty and filling vegetarian meal."
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spinach, roughly chopped
fenugreek leaves, roughly chopped
onion, thinly sliced
grated fresh ginger
heavy whipping cream
salt to taste
To make this truly authentic, use ghee instead of oil and get the fresh dried garam masala and grind it up. This dish came out delicious, but definitely took longer to cook then the prep/cook time designated.
Bland. Very bland.
This recipe is fantastic. I didn't use any ginger because my wife hates it, and it did take far longer than an hour but well worth it.
I don't give many 5-star ratings and this isn't a perfect recipe, but it produced the best saag I have made so far (after trying three other recipes). I am puzzled by the reviews that say this is bland. My husband and I like our food heavily seasoned (and spicy). Both of us were pleasantly surprised when we didn't feel the need to add chile paste, hot sauc, etc! I admittedly measured the spices generously, and I did use coconut milk instead if cream, too. In fact, I found that for the amount if spinach I used (1 lb), I needed to add almost a whole can of coconut milk to get the consistency I wanted. My Indian grocer was out of fresh fenugreek, so I used a couple tablespoons of dry fenugreek leaves, and they added a lot of flavor. I also made the paneer from scratch . . . Yum! I will definitely be using this recipe again.
We all thoroughly enjoyed this recipe. It was very comparable to what I have eaten in Indian restaurants. Other than the fenugreek, I followed the directions as written. It is not a spicy dish, but it accompanies other spicy dishes beautifully. Thanks for sharing.
My husband and I loved this dish! I didn't have fenugreek so just went without, and I did add some extra salt and reduced the cayenne by half. Thinking about adding some more ginger and cilantro like another reviewer suggested, plus using my homemade yogurt in lieu of cream next time. We will definitely make this again! I can't wait to get home and have the leftovers!
I also found this to be somewhat bland, but my roommate loved it. I used coconut milk and homemade paneer and added some kale. I'll make this again, and spice it up according to my taste.
Somewhat bland. Could do with more ginger, cilantro, a small jalapeno and a bunch of turnip greens.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Authentic Saag Paneer
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 179
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