Saag Paneer

An indian side dish



Prep time

10 minutes

Cook time

20 minutes

A tasty well-loved vegetarian side dish made with the indian cheese paneer. It can also be served as a main for 2 when accompanied with bread or rice.


1 brown onion, diced
200g paneer, cubed
200g tinned chopped tomatoes
300g  spinach leaves
1 tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ginger


1. Place the spinach in a colander and pour over  boiling water to wilt a bit, then pour over cold water so it’s safe to hold adn then squeeze out as much water as possible. Roughly chop and put to the side.

2. Heat half the butter over a medium heat, and add half the spices.

3. Add the paneer and fry, turning regularly. Once all sides of the cubes are golden take them out of the pan and put to the side.

4. Add the rest of the butter and spices to the same pan, along with the onion and garlic. Fry until the onion is soft, about 10 minutes.

5. Add the spinach and the chopped tomatoes and cook until the spinach has fully wilted.

6. Add the paneer back in and cook for a few more minutes so the mixture is combined and it’s hot all the way through.

Chef’s tips

If the spices stick at any point add a dash fo water to loosen. Serve with rice, or as a side with curries.


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