Day 300: Saag Paneer

Back to normality today, arriving home from our travels, we’re comforting ourselves with the routine of a Friday night curry. This traditional Indian cheese and spinach curry is the perfect antidote to tiredness and travellers remorse being quick, easy and yummy.

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 250g paneer, chopped into 1cm cubes 
  • 500g spinach
  • 1 x onion, finely chopped
  • 2 x green chillis, chopped
  • 3 x garlic cloves
  • Thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 
  • 1 x tsp turmeric
  • 1 x tsp garam masala
  • Sprinkling of chilli powder 

Toss the cheese in olive oil, turmeric and a smattering of chilli powder then fry until golden brown (approx 8-10 minutes). Set aside.

Rinse the spinach in a colander and pour boiling water over. Leave to cool and wring out as much water as possible in a tea towel. Roughly chop.

Combine the onion, chilli, garlic and ginger together in a food processor. Fry in the same pan as used previously for the cheese for a few minutes. Add the garam masala, followed by the spinach, along with 100ml water.

Cook for 5 minutes, stirring through the cheese for the final few minutes of cooking.

Serve with rice and chapatis. 

The curry was perfectly paired with a glass of wine to celebrate Day 300!! The Man even went meat-free in recognition of such a big milestone!

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