Saag Paneer Recipe

Looking for an easy Saag Paneer recipe? Learn how to make Saag Paneer using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by cats_paw

Makes 5 servings



Modified from Madhur Jaffrey?s World Vegetarian

Recipe Ingredients for Saag Paneer

2 pounds spinach
2 tablespoons fenugreek leaves, dried (optional)
1 Pepper, Hot Chili, Green (or more, to taste)
1 teaspoon cornmeal
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger, grated
1 cup canned tomatoes, chopped
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds, roasted, then ground
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 pound tofu, cut into 1x3/4 inch cubes (or Indian paneer)

Recipe Directions for Saag Paneer

  1. Chop the onions and green chili pepper.

  2. In a frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. When hot, add the onion and stir and fry until it begins to brown.

  3. Add the ginger and stir once or twice, then add the spinach and cook over medium heat about 15 minutes or until the spinach is soft and tender.

  4. While the spinach is cooking, roast the cumin seeds.

  5. Blend the cooked spinach with a hand blender until you have a course purée.

  6. Blend in cornmeal and tomatoes and cook another 5 minutes, then add the salt, roasted cumin, cayenne, and cinnamon and stir to mix.

  7. Cook gently for 5 minutes.

  8. Finally, add the cubed paneer, stir gently, and cook, covered, on low heat for 5 minutes.

  9. Serve hot.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 273.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
128
Calories from Fat
53
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.9g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
737mg
31%
Potassium
1223mg
35%
Total Carbohydrates
13.3g
4%
Dietary Fiber
6.3g
25%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
10.5g
Vitamin A 346% Vitamin C 93%
Calcium 29% Iron 43%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in calcium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in iron
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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