Sag and Paneer

Recipe courtesy Bal Arneson
Show: Spice Goddess Episode: Indian Main Dishes
TOTAL TIME: 20 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 15 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
  • 2 cups chopped fresh rapini
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, plus more for frying the paneer
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup cubed paneer (Indian cheese)
  • Serving suggestion: Serve with rice.
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Directions


Steam the broccoli, rapini and spinach in a stovetop steamer until they are bright green and tender, and then set aside.

Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger and cook for 4 minutes. Add the garam masala, fenugreek seeds, and salt and stir well to toast. Stir in the steamed greens and let simmer for 5 minutes.

Heat another nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Add the cubed paneer to the hot oil and cook until golden, turning frequently. Stir the paneer into the spinach mixture and serve with rice.

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  • on January 24, 2014

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    I make Sag Paneer all the time. Queso Fresco is a great substitute for paneer and easy to find. Panella cheese is good too. Both will brown and not melt. They are a little saltier than paneer and you may need to add a splash of lemon (paneer is curdled with lemon juice) to taste more authentic. Queso fresco is about $3.00 a pound compared to $10 for paneer.

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  • on January 13, 2012

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    I used all spinach,no broccoli or rapini.I finely chopped 1bag of spinach in food processor+roughly chopped the other so it wouldn't be so stringy.I pureed theonion since I don't like onion chunks in my sag and paneer+my knife skills are poor.I can't do a fine dice or an even chop to save my life.I love the onion flavor and it really helps flavor the dish rather than the chopped onion.Ijacked it up by adding 1/2 diced jalapeno, curry powder and red pepper flakes. I also added a splash of 1/2 n 1/2 + a pinch of sugar to the simmering spinach to get rid of the bitterness. I used double the amount of garam masala the recipe called for and I didn't have fenugreek seeds.It is AWESOME.I feel the recipe the way it's written is bland. The paneer was so simple to make and came out beautifully.This is my all time favorite indian dish and I'm so happy I made it myself.

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  • on October 29, 2011

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    So....I was thinking that maybe I could use cubed mozzarella instead of paneer--nope. The Mozzarella melted everywhere. Other than that, flavors were good. No short cuts in my future-mozzarella is not the same as paneer.

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