Curried Spinach with Fresh Cheese (Saag Paneer)

  • jnjhill Posted: 04/21/09
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    Labor intensive, but tastes great. It's not quite what I've had in the restaurants- I think there's cream added to that. I will probably add some salt to the cheese next time after it is strained.

  • megan74 Posted: 02/17/10
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    Not sure what I'm doing wrong, but my milk won't curdle. I followed the recipe exactly, and I have a big pot of lemon milk basically. Any suggestions out there? I'll probably follow the rest of the recipe and buy some tofu instead. Help!

  • Frann226 Posted: 06/09/09
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    This was amazing. I was missing the masala and the tumeric but i substituted some hot curry powder and it worked great. I also substitued the cheese with tofu for a leaner dish. While it was cooking it just smelt out of this world. I wanted to make this recipe after having the dish in a local Indian favorite restaurant of ours and I must say, the consistency wasnt as perfect, but it tastes great. Next time Im going to throw some cauliflower and garbanzo beans in it.

  • JanieV Posted: 07/25/11
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    I did not want the extra effort of making the paneer, so I made this with chicken instead. I also had heard that many Indian restaurants make their dishes with a combination of greens - one neutral (I used spinach) and one bitter (I used kale). I thought this combination added complexity to the flavor of the dish. Will definitely make again. Next time I might puree some of the greens and sauce then add them back in to get closer to restaurant consistency.

  • PetiteGourmet Posted: 09/08/11
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    Portland, OR

    I'm from India, and I can attest to the fact that this saag paneer is out of this world!! People get so stressed out about making the paneer at home, but it's actually the easiest part of the recipe. I do it all the time, it's so nice having fresh cheese on hand as a snack or for dishes like this one. I think it's better than most restaurants I've been to - one of my favorites for sure!


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