Saag Paneer

So here’s my dilemma, I have 2 salmon fillets in the fridge, I’ve found an awesome recipe and made a shopping list and everything. Then I go to the grocery store and a block of paneer catches my eye and on top of that I know I’ll be down on Spadina later in the day where I can get some of those sweet metal curry serving bowls. The salmon lost.
I’m not sure how I should feel that I passed over a meat dish to make a vegetarian dish.

Saag Paneer

So here’s my dilemma, I have 2 salmon fillets in the fridge, I’ve found an awesome recipe and made a shopping list and everything. Then I go to the grocery store and a block of paneer catches my eye and on top of that I know I’ll be down on Spadina later in the day where I can get some of those sweet metal curry serving bowls. The salmon lost. I’m not sure how I should feel that I passed over a meat dish to make a vegetarian dish.
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • kosher salt
  • 12 oz paneer cheese , cut into cubes 1 u2033
  • 1 lb spinach forzen , chopped
  • 1 onion medium , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced root
  • 2 tbsps chopped garlic
  • 1 serrano pepper large or jalepeno , seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tsps coriander ground
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup yogurt plain
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Whisk together 3 tbsp oil, cayenne, turmeric, 1tsp salt.
  • Add paneer cubes to a bowl and coat with mixture, toss to coat thoroughly and evenly
  • thaw spinach in microwave about 5 minutes, process in food processor til smooth
  • Heat wok to medium high and add paneer, fry til browned on all sides- about 1-2 mins, remove from pan and set aside
  • add 1 1/2 tbsp oil, onion, ginger, garlic and chile and saute til toffee coloured- about 15 mins
  • Mix together garam masala, coriander and cumin, add to onions in pan and stir thoroughly to mix. Cook 3-5 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Add the spinach and stir to fully combine with onions, add salt and water and cook 5 mins
  • Turn off heat and add yogurt a little at a time stirring constantly so yogurt doesnt curdle.
  • Turn heat back on and cook, covered for 5 mins