Cottage cheese in spinach purée

Sag paneer


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Appears in

Floyd's India

Floyd's India

By Keith Floyd

Published 2001

  • About

Indian cottage cheese (paneer) is quite firm and can easily be cut into cubes. It is quite simple to make your own paneer.


  • 400 g/14 oz paneer, cut into small cubes
  • vegetable oil
  • 800


  1. Fry the cubes of cheese in a little oil until they are golden on all sides, then put to one side. Stir-fry the spinach with a knob of butter or ghee (no water is required), then purée it in a blender.
  2. Heat the ghee, add the cumin seeds and as they crackle stir in the chopped garlic and sauté until it is golden brown.
  3. Add the coriander, chilli powder a