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Looking for Saag Paneer recipe

mels Mar 26, 2007 07:32 AM

I have been searching for one online but it seems the amount of dairy called for varies widely. Does anyone have a tried and true recipe for saag paneer?

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  1. adirao RE: mels Mar 26, 2007 07:36 AM

    have a recipe that i use at home, but don't know the exact proportions...mine's a lot lighter and simpler than what you get at restaurants...if you're interested, let me know

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      pamalamb RE: adirao Mar 26, 2007 09:28 AM

      I'd be interested in your recipe. I asked a while ago about a recipe for channa saag, and got a disseration in return. Thanks!


      1. re: pamalamb
        adirao RE: pamalamb Apr 3, 2007 03:04 AM

        Oops, sorry, forgot to check back...If you're still interested:

        Steam spinach lightly with ginger and slit green chillies. Either mash or puree in food processor.
        Heat 1-2 tsp oil in wok/saute pan. Add cumin seeds, let them splutter. Add turmeric.
        Add paneer cubes (maybe 200 gm for 2-3 big bunches of spinach?) and stir fry few minutes. Add spinach and salt and water, if needed. Add pinch garam masala in end.

        This is what my mom taught me--we never use tomatoes, onions or garlic. If this is too simple for you, try some other.

        1. re: adirao
          pamalamb RE: adirao Apr 3, 2007 06:41 AM

          Awesome, thanks!

    2. JasmineG RE: mels Mar 26, 2007 09:40 AM

      I've tried a lot of different saag paneer recipes, and the one that I liked best was in Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian, which calls for absolutely no dairy. I was doubtful, but the texture and taste were both fantastic.

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        paulj RE: JasmineG Mar 26, 2007 09:50 AM

        What does she use in place of the paneer? Tofu?

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          JasmineG RE: paulj Mar 26, 2007 10:17 AM

          No, paneer is used, but there's no dairy other than that in the recipe. Many other recipes for saag paneer have buttermilk or sour cream or milk added, she doesn't.

          1. re: JasmineG
            paulj RE: JasmineG Mar 26, 2007 11:47 AM

            How about using the whey left over from making paneer.


            1. re: paulj
              adirao RE: paulj Apr 3, 2007 03:07 AM

              Add it to daal for flavour.

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