Saag (Palak) Paneer

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Yield: 4 servings


IngredientAmount / WeightNote
spinach1 large bunchroughly chopped
ginger1 inch piecechopped
green chili1-2Serrano peppers, chopped
saltto taste
ghee or avocado oilto sauté
onion1 mediumdiced
garlic1 tablespoonminced
ginger/ginger paste1 tablespoonminced
tomato1 mediumdiced
red chili powder1 teaspoon
cream or milk1/4 cup


  1. Wash the roughly chopped spinach thoroughly and drain. Also wash the chopped ginger and green chili.
  2. Place spinach, ginger, green chili, and a pinch of salt in an Instant Pot. Set to high pressure for 6 minutes.
  3. Once done, release pressure and let the spinach mixture cool slightly. Then purée in a food processor until smooth.
  4. Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat ghee or avocado oil. Add diced onion, minced garlic, and ginger paste. Cook until onions are translucent.
  5. Add diced tomato, cook until soft. Then add salt and red chili powder to taste.
  6. Stir in cream or milk, then add cubed paneer to the pot. Mix gently to combine.
  7. Add the puréed spinach mixture to the pot with paneer. Stir well.
  8. Let the mixture simmer for 10-20 minutes. Cover with a splash guard or lid to prevent splattering.
  9. Adjust seasoning as needed and serve hot.

Enjoy your Saag (Palak) Paneer with flatbread or rice.