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Make Saag Paneer (Spinach with Indian Cheese or Tofu) easily

I can't believe how easy it is to make this classic dish. After 6 years of tinkering and trying to make this recipe, I finally NAILED it!

So why did it take me SO long to make this dish? I'm an enthusiastic meat lover, lactose intolerant and not particularly keen on eating spinach. So these personal preferences made it a little challenging to make this dish. However after some cajoling from my vegetarian friends, I finally decided to give it my best shot. I'm happy to say, the results are AWESOME! I have zero hesitation to take a lactaid pill so that I can eat this savory yummy dish. It's family sized and freezes well too. You can eat it over rice, pasta or even as an appetizer (per recipe below). I absolutely LOVE it!

Spinach with Cheese Dip:

You can easily make this dish into a spinach and cheese dip appetizer. 

Here's the easy recipe:

  •  Use 8-10 ounces of the cooked dish a.k.a leftovers.
  • Reduce it in a pot by simmering on low- medium heat till sauce has desired thickness.
  • Cover the pot with a tight lid as it does bubble a lot out of the pot.
  • You can also add more crumbled cheese to it to thicken it.
Serve it with corn chips and voilå - you have a wonderful appetizer!


Chef's Tip:

  • Customize the spicy heat with adding or omitting jalapeno and/or heavy whipping cream.
  • Substitute heavy whipping cream with unsweetened coconut milk, if using heavy whipping cream is an issue. 
  • Use extra firm Paneer (Indian cheese) or Tofu so it stands up to the heat.
  • To make homemade paneer, check out the recipe section of our website.  


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Wonderful company!!

I read about this company in my local paper and was super excited to order some of the spice kits for my daughter’s birthday. She LOVES Indian food and makes it occasionally, but because the spice preparation can be daunting and ordering spices online can result in pounds of something you may not use in your lifetime, my daughter did not make her own very often. What a brilliant idea to sell spice packets for those of us who don’t want to buy a ton of exotic spices but want to cook our own Indian food! Oh - and the gift decoration was gorgeous. Very personal service. Highly recommend!

Hi Barbara,
Thank you SO much for your thoughtful and AWESOME review ! The reason I started this company was to make it easier to cook Indian food. I'm thrilled in particular that you are enjoying our unique home cooking in your home. I'm so glad you, your daughter and family loved our gift decorations. It truly was made with love from our family to yours. :-). Thanks again. Wishing you all the best. Cheers ~ Priya

Butter Chicken

Just arrived back home in PGH from a 10 year retirement vacation in Sarasota, Fl. Tandoor was our go-to Indian restaurant in Sarasota and Butter Chicken was our favorite dish. Tonight we made Anar's Butter Chicken Seasoning Kit and it is phenomenal! Follow the receipe and tone down the spice and you'll be in for a real treat!

Hi Marlene,
OMG! Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful review. I am absolutely thrilled you enjoyed the meal with our butter chicken seasoning kit. What a treat for us to hear about your delicious experience.

Thanks for the prompt delivery of the item.
I read about you in a local paper in Pittsburgh. What intrigued me was the name. One of my best friends in Scotland has his last name, Narsapur.
He was happy and said “finally they have discovered what good taste is”.
Good luck in your venture.

Hi Nair,
I'm absolutely thrilled we were able to meet your expectations for delivery and that you loved our Indian Seasoning kits. I love how you connected the article about our company to your best friend Narsapur in Scotland. That is so cool! It IS a small wonderful world. I may be biased but I tend to agree with him that good taste does come from Narsapur. :-) Thank you for your wonderful review, kind wishes and sharing this fun and entertaining story.
Best wishes to you and your from Priya and the Anar Gourmet Foods family.

Grandma's Spicy Chicken Curry seasoning

The seasoning was great and directions were very easy to follow.

AWESOME!! Thank you for your thoughtful review Robert. We are absolutely thrilled you loved mom's chicken curry.

Authentic and Yummy

I am not a good cook and I don't like cooking.... but I enjoyed making the curry and it turned out delish! My guests were surprised. :)