Indian Spinach (saag Panir)

Indian Spinach (saag Panir)

Ready in 20 minutes

A different and delightful creamed spanich dish that is easy to fix as well as pleasing to the taste. Great serverd with Tandoori Chicken.

"wow, a great recipe. It tasted fantastic even with lots of substitution: I didn't use half and half - just more yogurt, substituted chickpeas with haricot beans, memental for panir, fresh spinach for frozen. A great way to eat more yogurt and spinach."

- ITcooking

Top-ranked recipe named "Indian Spinach (saag Panir)"

4 avg, 12 review(s) 75% would make again

Ingredients

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3 tablespoons Butter
1 medium Onion; diced
2 cloves Garlic; minced
1 tablespoon Curry powder
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon; ground
1 teaspoon Coriander powder; - ground
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper; - optional
1 cup Yogurt; - low fat
3/4 cup Non-Fat Half and Half
20 ounces Spinach; - frozen
15 ounces Garbanzo beans; drained and rinsed
1/2 pound Cheese; - Panir , cut into small cubes
Salt and pepper; to taste

Original recipe makes 6

Servings  

Preparation

Thaw spinach. Place in food processor with its liquid and process until smooth. Squeeze out excess liquid.

Heat butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saut until translucent. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add spices and cook until fragrant. Add yogurt, half-and-half, spinach, and drained chickpeas. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until heated through. Add cheese cubes and continue heating until cheese is warm but not melted.

If Panir is unavalable any cubed mild white cheese may be substituted or it can be left out.

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Spouse loves it. I used Paneer cheese (don't know if it is the same) with garlic Naan bread. It is a classic in my home. We make it every other week!
Chri5tina 1 month ago
Smelled really good but didn't taste as good as id thought. Found the cheese at a punjab store.
oldsparky 4 months ago
Made this with the Mujadarah rice and lentils and I thought I was looking at Holy Cows outside my windows. Very tasty and very authentic. Make sure to buy some Nan bread
Marc9852 6 months ago
annieiwachniuk 10 months ago
This turned out great but I used fresh spinach which I placed cuisinart stalk and all.
Rookkoor 11 month ago
Good!
lindadress 1 year ago
All time favourite. This is also good with potato or fried tofu, especially if you have a hard time buying Panir locally.
Leahfiorella 1 year ago
The family really enjoyed this we used a mini Swiss and it was good. The cubes of cheese melted to quickly so it was all mixed up but we all still really enjoyed the dish
Fawc 2 years ago
wow, a great recipe. It tasted fantastic even with lots of substitution: I didn't use half and half - just more yogurt, substituted chickpeas with haricot beans, memental for panir, fresh spinach for frozen. A great way to eat more yogurt and spinach.
ITcooking 2 years ago
I wasn't going to review this because I forgot to buy half & half and used 1%. Plus the spinach wasn't drained. So it was a bit soupy. But when reheating it and all that excess liquid was gone it was quite tasty.
jmschaub 2 years ago
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