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Saag Paneer/Tofu (Spinach and Indian Cheese)

It’s funny (yes, haha funny) for me to create a dish that has Saag (greens) in this case - Spinach and Paneer (Indian Cheese) when you’re allergic to lactose and a self-declared “meatatarian”. Translation: “No, thanks” to vegetables particularly spinach or wondering whether Paneer is “lactaid pill” worthy. Those of you who are avid fans of the show “Seinfeld” will probably catch the reference about “lactaid pill worthy” :-) . Oddly enough, my mom makes a dish called Gongura Masam - Gongura with meat that I LOVE. Gongura is an edible tart slightly sour leaf that is very popular in Andhra Pradesh, India, the state where my parents are from. I truly LOVE this delicious dish which has the perfect balance of sour, tangy and spicy! But I digressed. Back to my yummy Saag Paneer.

Saag Paneer (Spinach and Indian Cheese)

Over the years, my husband has slowly brainwashed.. ahhh.. I mean, converted me to eating my veggies and actually liking it. I realized that eating veggies and liking them was just in the way you spice it up! So the quest for the perfect Saag Paneer dish commenced about 4 year ago. I have to say, sitting at home during this pandemic has truly motivated me to try new things. So armed with my lactaid pills for the Indian cheese and decadent heavy whipping cream that goes into this dish, I tried it again and voila! I got it right. I truly LOVE this mouthwatering rich tomato cream dish that has both Spinach AND Paneer (gasp)! Best of all, you can substitute Tofu for Paneer & coconut milk for heavy whipping cream. I still can’t believe I opt for this tasty dish when my family is having a good ole fashioned “meatatarian” dish like burgers for dinner. Go figure! All I know is that it is a winner.
I’m sure you’ll enjoy it, whether you eat it traditionally with rice or as a dip with corn chip for an Indian fusion twist!

 

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A delicious addition

Thank you for adding butter chicken. We can't seem to get enough of Priya's spice blends. Looking forward to whatever is next!

Fabulous!

I had this sitting in the back of my pantry for a bit with the best intentions of making it, but always forgetting to pick a component up at the store. I am so sad that I waited so long to make it! It was fabulous!! We had it for dinner last night and I followed the video instructions to use my Instant Pot. So warm and comforting. I did not quite have a full cup of heavy cream, so I did 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup half and half with perfect results. Very easy and tasty! I will certainly be stocking up!

Thank you Alicia for your wonderful review. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed my Chicken Tikka Masala recipe. I love the substitution for the heavy cream with half and half. Great idea!
Thanks again! Cheers, Priya

Family Favorite!

I have two picky kids that can never agree on what they like to eat. We all love the Beef Keema! I am looking forward to trying other Anar flavors!

Cooking this recipe was very easy and I was able to cook in my Instant Pot based on the video posted on the website. The final product was very good!

This has turned into a family favorite and we eat it at least once a month. It makes a ton, so there’s always leftovers. This is a must try!