Saag Paneer Recipe

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Saag Paneer
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  • 1 3/4 lbs fresh spinach (1-2 bunches of fresh, or frozen can work)
  • 2 tbsp fenugreek leaves , dried of fresh (optional)
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground roasted cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 -6 oz panir, cubes
  • 1 tsp cornmeal
  • 2 -3 tbsp vegetable oil


  1. Bring 1 cup water to boil in a pot big enough to hold the spinach. Add the spinach, chopped pepper, and fenugreek. Cover the pan and cook gently for 25 minutes.
  2. In a separate pan, heat the oil, add the onions, and fry until they start to brown. Add the ginger and tomatoes, and cook at low heat for 10 minutes, until the mixture thickens a bit. Remove from heat or time this to be done once the spinach is pureed (below).
  3. When the spinach is done, make it into a coarse puree (people disagree on how pureed it should be, use your own taste). I recommend a stick blender right in the pot you cook it in, or a masher can work as well. The amount of liquid present determines the consistency of your saag. Add the cornmeal, and cook the spinach gently for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato mixture to he spinach. Then add the salt, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, and cook gently for another 3-5 minutes. Add the paneer, and cook for another 5 minutes, covered.
  5. Serve with rice.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 125.19 Kcal (524 kJ)
Calories from fat 63.93 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.1g 11%
Sodium 712.89mg 30%
Potassium 1049.81mg 22%
Total Carbs 12.44g 4%
Sugars 1.87g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5.11g 20%
Protein 6.46g 13%
Vitamin C 63.2mg 105%
Iron 6.4mg 36%
Calcium 173.5mg 17%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 55.59 Kcal (233 kJ)
Calories from fat 28.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.15g 11%
Sodium 316.57mg 30%
Potassium 466.18mg 22%
Total Carbs 5.53g 4%
Sugars 0.83g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2.27g 20%
Protein 2.87g 13%
Vitamin C 28.1mg 105%
Iron 2.8mg 36%
Calcium 77mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.3
  • 3

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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