Saag Paneer (Panir) - Indian Spinach and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A really tasty and relatively low fat meal. Simple to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry the onions, garlic, ginger and spices in oil for around 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes and continue to cook for another 5 minutes, making sure the heat is down to a simmer.
  3. Add the spinach and continue to simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Add the paneer and yogurt and simmer for around 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

This came out delicious! There was only one item that I would add to the recipe instructions and that would be addition of a small amout of water to the pan, if needed, between each step to help keep the mixture moist and loose until finsh. Thanks!

4 5

We used this recipe last night to use our first homemade paneer, and we loved the flavors in it. My husband says, "It didn't taste healthy", high praise indeed from a bacon fanatic. We used a combination of ground pasilla and mulato chiles. It's a quick meal, and we had it with Indian Roasted Cauliflower and brown basmati rice. We'll make this every time we make paneer in the future.

5 5

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Bunny Erica. It is fabulous! I had to make my own Panir using Homemade Paneer (Panir - Indian Cheese). This is my second Indian dish for this session of PAC. I think I'll have to start making more Indian dishes. Made for PAC Fall 2009.