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Saag Paneer Recipe

Saag Paneer is a popular Indian Side-Dish
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On :
Monday, 21 August, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side-Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1 bunch - mustard leaves (if you like the taste, go for 2 bunches)
  • 1 bunch - Spinach leaves
  • 1 small bunch - fresh Fenugreek leaves
  • Few leaves - fresh Mint leaves (add freshness to the dish)
  • Handful - fresh Cilantro
  • 1 tbsp - Ghee
  • 1 - onion, grated (or chopped very finely)
  • 1 tsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 1-2 - Green chillies (as per taste)
  • 1 tbsp - makai ka atta (maize/corn flour)
  • 1 cup - paneer, crumbled (you can cube it if you like)
  • 1 tsp - Garam Masala
  • A pinch - Turmeric (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp - coriander cumin powder (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Saag Paneer:

    1. Cut the stems of the greens. Wash the greens well.
    2. Chop them coarsely and place them in a steamer. You can alternatively boil the greens if you wish.
    3. Blend the greens into a puree along with the green chillies.
    4. You can do it coarse or smooth as per your taste.
    5. Now in a skillet, saute the grated onions, turmeric, ginger-garlic paste, chillies, and coriander-cumin powder (if using) in ghee (or oil).
    6. Add the crumbled paneer and cook for 5 minutes until paneer is soft.
    7. Add the greens puree. Stir the mixture until everything comes together and it comes to a boil.
    8. You can thicken the mixture if watery with makai ka atta (maize flour/corn flour) for that authentic touch, followed while making Sarson Ka Saag.
    9. Or else a little corn starch should do it, too.
    10. If too thick, add little water to get your desired consistency.
    11. Add salt and garam masala powder. You can also add lemon juice.
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