Instant Pot Saag Paneer

Green soup with cottage cheese cubes on top

This mouth-watering saag paneer is a famous Asian cuisine, it is mainly cooked in India and all Indian spices make it even more delicious.

Serve with jasmine or basmati rice for a complete meal 🙂

Green soup with cottage cheese cubes on top

Just like the Palak Paneer, this recipe is healthy and vegetarian.

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Can I use frozen Spinach?

You can use either fresh or frozen, it's up to you.

Make sure you thaw them overnight before using them.

What else can I use?

Substitute Spinach with Mustard leaves.

Mustard leaves add an amazing taste to your recipe so utilize them if you can.

How can I have variations with the recipe?

Instant Pot Saag Paneer

Try to play around adding up different ingredients as well. Try to add:

  • diced potatoes,
  • Tofu,
  • Palak Paneer,
  • Chicken.

How to serve?

Pair the delicious dish with Jasmine Rice or Basmati Rice as well.

Choose the side dish according to your preference.

How to make Instant Pot Saag Paneer?

Gather the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Saag Paneer

Saute the instant pot for 2 minutes.

Instant Pot Saag Paneer

Add butter, chili, shallots, spinach, tomato paste, water, and mix.

Do a natural release.

Instant Pot Saag Paneer

Transfer cooked food to a blender and blend using an immersion blender to make it smooth.

Transfer the blended mixture into the pot.

Instant Pot Saag Paneer

Saute the pot for 5 minutes and add all the spices to the pot. 

Instant Pot Saag Paneer

Now add diced cottage cheese, bay leaves, and mix.

Instant Pot Saag Paneer

Take out, serve and enjoy.

Instant Pot Saag Paneer

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Green soup with cottage cheese cubes on top

Instant Pot Saag Paneer

A tasty and rich vegetarian curry made with authentic Indian flavors…
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: cottage cheese, Saag Paneer, spinach
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 green chili slices
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 onions cut in large pieces
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 9 oz spinach
  • 10 oz cottage cheese diced
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric ground
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes ground
  • ½ cup coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Saute the instant pot for 2 minutes.
  • Add butter, chili, shallots, spinach, tomato paste, water, and mix.
  • Set the pot to high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Do a natural release.
  • Transfer cooked food to a blender and blend using an immersion blender to make it smooth.
  • Transfer the blended mixture into the pot.
  • Saute the pot for 5 minutes.
  • Add all the spices to the pot. 
  • Now add diced cottage cheese, bay leaves, and mix.
  • Take out, serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal Carbohydrates: 24g Protein: 11g Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 994mg Potassium: 880mg Fiber: 8g Sugar: 8g Vitamin A: 5394IU Vitamin C: 30mg Calcium: 203mg Iron: 5mg

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