Saag Paneer is a delicious Indian curry made using a mix of green leafy vegetables and fried cubes of paneer. It is easy to make and goes well with Indian breads like Naan or Paratha. Here is how to make Saag paneer Recipe.

Saag Paneer Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 537 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Saag Paneer is a delicious Indian curry made using a mix of green leafy vegetables and fried cubes of paneer. It is easy to make and goes well with Indian breads like Naan or Paratha. Here is how to make Saag Paneer Recipe.

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Ingredients

To make the paste

  • 2 cups Spinach/ Palak
  • 1 cup Fenugreek/ Methi
  • 1 cup Radish Greens/ Mooli ke Patte
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Coriander/ Dhaniya
  • 2 Green Chillies

For the Gravy

  • 4 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 400 g Paneer Cut into cubes
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 3-4 Black Peppercorns
  • 2 Black Cardamom
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 cup Onion Thinly Sliced
  • 4 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder

Instructions

To make a paste

  1. Clean and wash the greens thoroughly under running water.

  2. Heat water in a large pot.

  3. When the water comes to a boil, add 2 tbsp of salt and 1 tsp sugar to it.

  4. Add the washed greens and cook for 2 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat.

  6. Drain the water and run the greens under cold water.

  7. Drain nicely.

  8. Blend the greens in a blender to make a coarse paste.

  9. Keep aside.

For the gravy

  1. Heat mustard oil in a pan.

  2. Add paneer cubes on the pan and fry them until they are slightly browned.

  3. Remove and keep aside.

  4. In the same oil, add cloves, black peppercorn, black cardamom and cinnamon and fry for 20 seconds.

  5. Add sliced onion and fry till golden brown.

  6. Add tomato puree and yogurt and cook for another minute.

  7. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder and salt to taste.

  8. Add little water and fry for 2-3 minutes.

  9. Add the pureed greens and cook for 30-40 seconds.

  10. Drizzle ghee on top and cook for another minute.

  11. Add lemon juice, garam masala powder and fried paneer cubes and mix well.

  12. Garnish with golden fried onions.

  13. Serve hot with rice or phulka.

Nutrition Facts
Saag Paneer Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 537 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 134mg6%
Potassium 228mg7%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1652IU33%
Vitamin C 60mg73%
Calcium 681mg68%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.