Active prep time: 15 minutes

Saag paneer is a beloved Indian dish featuring lots of chopped leafy greens, which in this case is spinach, and cubes of paneer cheese simmered in a spicy, creamy sauce. Paneer is a mild cheese similar in texture to cheese curds which softens beautifully during the slow cook. Spiced with garam masala for a blend of warming spices like cumin, cinnamon, and coriander the crushed red pepper gives this dish a little kick, while the spinach and cream cool it down. Served over a bed of aromatic basmati rice this delicious vegetarian meal is sure to please meat lovers too!

*Note: do not add water to reservoir before broil*

My Cook: Saag Paneer

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  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: 3.5 hours
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  • 12 oz paneer cheese
  • 2 lbs frozen spinach, defrosted
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¾ cup basmati rice


Peel and mince the onion and garlic. Cut the paneer cheese into ½ inch cubes. Place the paneer in one Suvie pan. In another Suvie pan combine the minced onion, garlic, garam masala, crushed red pepper, and 1 tbsp vegetable oil.


*Do not add water to reservoir before broil* Place both pans in your Suvie and broil for 10 minutes. Stir the onion mixture halfway through and closely monitor the paneer cheese to make sure it doesn’t burn.


In a large bowl mix together the spinach, half and half, onion mixture, and paneer cheese. Season with 1 tsp salt and pepper. Divide the spinach between the two Suvie pans.


Add the basmati rice to the starch pan and season with ½ tsp salt. Load the starch pan and two Suvie pans into your Suvie, enter the My Cook settings and cook.

Slow Cook Settings

Protein: HIGH, 2 hrs

Starch: 15 min

After the cook, remove the pans from your Suvie and adjust the seasoning to taste.


Fluff the rice with a fork and serve with the Saag Paneer. Enjoy!


Wine Pairing

Saag Paneer is best paired with wines with a high amount of acidity. The acidic qualities in a Riesling or a Sauvignon Blanc will cut through the cheese and bring the meal together.

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