A creamy yet flavorful preparation of Spinach and Paneer (Indian cheese) blended with spices. Palak Paneer also referred to as saag paneer is a perfect blend of nutrition. Spinach is rich in niacin, zinc, and is a very good source of fiber, vitamin A, C and E and above all its low in fat and cholesterol. On the other hand paneer provides protein, potassium, calcium and much more. Over all this is an energy packed dish.
If you are going to make paneer from scratch I would recommend doing that a day in advance. Prepared with fresh spinach it’s so fresh and great-tasting. Blanched and pureed spinach is used for this recipe but to save time you can use frozen spinach. Just thaw and puree it in a mixer by adding 1/3 cup of water.
Also if you have onion- tomato masala on hand you can use that instead of making fresh masala. The only difference is that it saves time and adds more flavor and smooth texture to the dish. But if you don’t have onion tomato masala ready then just follow the recipe below. Even without adding cream this palak paneer was a perfect blend of creaminess and texture.
Follow this link to cook palak paneer without onion and garlic. Enjoy this easy and phenomenally delicious saag panner/palak paneer recipe.