Sunday, 8 May 2016

Secret Recipe Club: Saag Paneer

It's time for Secret Recipe Club again. I was going to sit this month out as I'm changing groups but then there was a orphan in my new group and I wanted to help.

So this month I got Ellie from The Hobo Kitchen, I could have chosen lots of her recipes but I went for a curry and saag paneer. Partly because it meant that I could do something I have wanted to do for aaaages, make paneer from scratch and I did just that! The recipe was posted a couple of days ago. It was yummy, I served the saag paneer in dosas, which are a kind of Indian pancake and accompanied it with a squash and lentil curry. Yum!

Saag Paneer (from Hobo Kitchen)
(Serves 4)

400g paneer, cubed
200g spinach
1 chilli, deseeded and chopped
2 tbsp oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, grated
1 inch ginger, grated
2 tsp coriander powder
2 1/4 tsp cumin powder
1 1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp garam masala

Put the spinach and the chilli in a food processor and blitz until pureed.

Put the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and add the paneer. Fry until golden. Then remove from the pan and drain on a paper towel.

Add the onion and grated garlic and ginger to the oil and fry until the mixture is lightly browned. Add all the spices except the garam masala.and stir. Leave the mixture to cook for about 5 mins, stirring occasionally.

Add the spinach to the onion mixtures and stir to combine. Season with salt. Lower the heat to a simmer. Let the mixture simmer for about 5 mins. Stir in the garam masala and the paneer. Leave all the ingredients to simmer for another five mins. Serve.


  1. This is one of my favorite Indian dishes. I can't wait to try it and your recipe for homemade paneer to go with. YUM! I can almost taste it now!

  2. Saag paneer is one of my favorite dishes! I love that you made your own paneer. It's so easy, isn't it?!? And homemade taste so much better than store bought.

  3. I've made my own paneer before and it is easy and delicious. Just stopping in from group C to say great SRC post. It was very nice of you to take on an orphan blog and get a wonderful recipe out of it!

  4. I have never even heard of Saag Paneer but it certainly has grabbed my attention.

  5. I love this dish. And this recipe sounds delicious.

  6. I love this! Great choice for this month's SRC!

  7. Love!! Indian cuisine is one of my favorites.... Great selection.