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Palak Paneer or Saag Paneer

Palak Paneer (Spinach curry with Cheese)
Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer, which also known as Saag Paneer, features wholesome flavor of cooked spinach (Palak) with fresh and delicate Indian cottage cheese, Paneer. For quick Palak Paneer, use frozen chopped spinach.You can also use canned spinach but avoid using it since it has more mushy texture and usually extra salt and spices. For vegans, substitute paneer with firm or extra firm Tofu.

1 lb paneer pieces (½ inch cubed)
2 lb spinach
3 tablespoon onion (chopped)
2 tablespoon tomato (chopped)
½ cup half and half
2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoon ghee or oil

Salt to taste

* Add ~ 1/4 cup half and half to give creamy texture to the dish
1 Heat ghee in low-medium flame. Add cubed Paneer and heat until light golden brown. Remove and set aside.
2 Heat ghee or oil. Sauté onion until light golden brown. Add spinach and cook until it turns into a paste.
3 Add spices and tomatoes. Simmer for few minutes.
4 Add cubed "half and half" and Paneer to spinach curry. Cook for about 10 minutes in medium heat.
5 Serve hot with rice or indian bread.
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