Keto Spinach and Paneer

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  • prep time

    prep time

    6 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    20 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    26 min

Keto Spinach and Paneer

8 ratings

This quick and easy keto take on saag paneer is fragrant and aromatic with spices and soft paneer cheese.

If you cannot find paneer cheese in your grocery store this could be substituted for ricotta or halloumi, or for a vegan take, try using tofu pieces.

Perfect as a dish in its own right or served alongside curried chicken pieces. The dish will serve two as the base of a main meal or 4 as a side dish - make sure to adjust your macros accordingly!

  • Net Carbs

    5 g

  • Fiber

    7.7 g

  • Total Carbs

    12.7 g

  • Protein

    20.3 g

  • Fats

    27.8 g

361 cals

Keto Spinach and Paneer

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Ingredients

  • Paneer Cheese (Indian Cheese)

    Paneer Cheese (Indian Cheese)

    8 ounce

  • Spinach Frozen Chopped Or Leaf Cooked Boiled Drained Without Salt

    Spinach Frozen Chopped Or Leaf Cooked Boiled Drained Without Salt

    4 cup

  • Butter

    Butter

    3 tablespoon

  • Garlic

    Garlic

    1 clove

  • Turmeric, Ground

    Turmeric, Ground

    1 teaspoon

  • Ginger, Ground

    Ginger, Ground

    1 teaspoon

  • Shallot

    Shallot

    1 tablespoon, chopped

  • Cinnamon, Ground

    Cinnamon, Ground

    ½ teaspoon

  • Cumin, Ground

    Cumin, Ground

    0.5 teaspoon

  • Hot Chili Peppers, Green, Raw

    Hot Chili Peppers, Green, Raw

    ½ each - approx 4" - 6" long

  • Cloves, Ground

    Cloves, Ground

    ⅛ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 4

26 min

  • Step 1

    Melt the butter in a large pan over a low/medium heat and add the diced paneer and all the spices. Mix together well and fry gently for 4-5 minutes until the cheese is cooked and browned all over. Remove the cheese from the pan leaving the butter and spices behind and set aside.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Finely slice the garlic and finely chop the chilli and shallot. Add to the pan with the butter and sauté gently until golden and tender – about 4 -5 minutes.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add the frozen spinach to the pan and stir into the butter and spices until cooked through -about 5 minutes.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Return the cheese to the pan to heat through -about 5 minutes and stir well to combine. You can add a little water if needed to get all the flavorings off the bottom of the pan! Serve immediately.
    Step 4

Comments 10

  • lward007c3ab

    lward007c3ab a year ago

    The spice mix is the best! ( of course add salt)

    • Shewins

      Shewins 3 years ago

      Add salt.

      • Bidadari

        Bidadari 3 years ago

        I usually add cream and panch phora to my saag paneer for extra yum!

        • CharHope

          CharHope 4 years ago

          This is amazing. My whole family loved it. Thanks

          • Mambo

            Mambo 5 years ago

            Salt ?

            • Prachi

              Prachi 5 years ago

              I made it and it’s lovely

              • recipewriter

                recipewriter 5 years ago

                Thanks! I’m so glad you liked it :)

            • ericab3617

              ericab3617 5 years ago

              I made this with tofu and the flavor was great!

              • kathyyax52ea

                kathyyax52ea 4 months ago

                I think substituting tofu for the cheese reduces the calories 83%.

              • recipewriter

                recipewriter 5 years ago

                Thanks for the feedback - I’m so glad you liked it!