Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Saag Paneer


-1 large onion
-6 cloves garlic
-1 oz. fresh ginger
-1 lb. thawed, frozen spinach (be sure to use frozen spinach)
-1 cup plain yogurt
-4 oz. buttermilk ( I love how it makes it taste)
-2 tsp. red chili powder
-2 tsp. garam masala (available at your local Indian/Pakistani grocer)
-1 cup Half and Half milk
-6 oz. paneer (type of cheese) (available at your local Indian/Pakistani grocer)
-1 tsp. salt to taste
-1 cup green peas

*Grind the onion, garlic, and ginger into a paste.

In a medium saucepan, combine paste, spinach, yogurt, buttermilk, chili powder, and garam masala.
*Simmer at medium heat for 25 to 30 minutes.
*Mash the ingredients with a potato masher.
*Add the Half and Half.
*Simmer until the mixture has a creamy consistency, 10 to 15 minutes.
*Add the cheese and simmer 5 minutes.
*You can season it with salt if you want.
*Serve it with white rice or eat it alone like I do! :)


  1. yum Naeema, this looks delicious. I love your food ;)

  2. naeemah, is this somali food or indian?

  3. Oh this is indian? wow.. I see something like cubed tofu? is it the cheese? JAK for the recipe, looks great!! masyaAllah.. I looveee Somali and Indian food.

  4. And I love Malaysian food Shida. It's Indian but our food are very similar.

  5. Yes Shida, it's called paneer and it's a special kind of cheese Indians make. :)

  6. haha... i was planning on making this tomorrow... now i have a recipe... woohoo...

    or maybe i'll just make it when hubby gets here... or maybe i'll make it both times...

    aaaah... choices! lol