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Saag Paneer - Keto Friendly, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

This saag paneer is the ultimate weeknight meal. If you love spinach and cheese then you will devour this.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 410kcal


  • 16 ounces spinach
  • 14 ounces paneer
  • 1 small bunch cilantro
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 bay leave
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and salt it generously.
  • Drizzle the paneer with 1 tbsp olive oil.
  • Season the paneer with turmeric, salt, pepper, and 1 tsp garam masala.
  • Fry the paneer over high heat for 1 minute on each side.
  • Remove the fried paneer from the skillet and set aside.
  • Roughly chop spinach.
  • Add the spinach to the boiling water and cook for 1-2 minutes, drain completely.
  • Place half of the spinach and coriander in a food processor and blend until pureed.
  • Warm-up some oil in a pan.
  • Add the bay leave and cumin seeds, let the cumin seeds pop.
  • Stir in the remaining garam masala.
  • Add the onions, tomatoes, and green chilies for 2-3 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the spinach and paneer and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the heavy cream.
  • Season with salt and pepper and simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy!



If using frozen spinach make sure to thaw the spinach and squeeze out most of the water before using it.


Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 10835IU | Vitamin C: 36.6mg | Calcium: 607mg | Iron: 3.5mg