Saag paneer (cholai/amaranath leaves) Recipe

Saag Paneer is a popular North Indian dish made with a combination of spinach and paneer (Indian cottage cheese). The dish is packed with flavors and nutrients, making it a healthy and delicious choice. The spinach is cooked with aromatic spices and blended to create a smooth and creamy base. The paneer is then added to the spinach gravy, resulting in a rich and satisfying dish. Saag Paneer is best served with hot rotis or naan bread.

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Ingredients for Saag paneer (cholai/amaranath leaves) Recipe

  • 125 gram Spinach Leaves
  • 50 gram Paneer, Cubed
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger, Grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 Tomatoes, Finely Chopped
  • 0.13 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as needed Fresh Cream For Garnish

Directions: Saag Paneer (cholai/amaranath Leaves) Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Wash and blanch the spinach leaves in boiling water for a few minutes, then transfer them to ice-cold water to retain their vibrant green color.
  • STEP 2.In a pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds, ginger, and garlic. Saut茅 until fragrant.
  • STEP 3.Add chopped onions and cook until golden brown. Then, add tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • STEP 4.Add the blanched spinach leaves and cook for a few minutes. Then, blend the mixture to a smooth paste.
  • STEP 5.In another pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds, asafoetida, and turmeric powder. Add the spinach paste and cook for a few minutes.
  • STEP 6.Add garam masala, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for a few more minutes.
  • STEP 7.Finally, add the paneer cubes and cook for a few minutes until they are heated through.
  • STEP 8.Garnish with fresh cream and serve hot with rotis or naan bread.

Cooking Tips

  • Blanching the spinach leaves helps retain their vibrant green color.
  • For a creamier texture, you can add a tablespoon of cashew paste or cream to the spinach gravy.
  • To make the dish spicier, you can add green chilies or increase the amount of red chili powder.
  • If you don't have paneer, you can substitute it with tofu or cottage cheese.

Storage and Serving

  • Saag Paneer can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the dish in a pan or microwave before serving.
  • Serve Saag Paneer hot with rotis, naan bread, or steamed rice.
Nutrition
value
214
calories per serving
10 g Fat16 g Protein14 g Carbs7 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    10g
  • Protein
    16g
  • Carbs
    14g
  • Fiber
    7g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    14g
  • Protein
    16g
  • Fiber
    7g

Fats

  • Fat
    10g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    481mg
  • Iron
    7mg
  • Vitamin A
    6222mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    148mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    85mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    166mg
  • Manganese
    2mg
  • Phosphorus
    287mg
  • Selenium
    31mcg
  • Zinc
    3mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp