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
- 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!