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Easy Homemade Saag Paneer

Make your own Indian food with this Easy Homemade Saag Paneer – plus substitutions if you have difficulty finding paneer (and tips to make your own!).

saag paneer in a cast iron skillet

We are big Indian food lovers in our house – and especially my 8-year-old, whose favorite food in the world is tandoori chicken. While I’m still working on a good homemade tandoori recipe, I’ve already shared our favorite homemade chicken tikka masala recipe.

And because we’re big believers in vegetables with every meal (delicious and nutritious!), this easy homemade saag paneer is almost always paired on the side. Gluten-free and vegetarian, too!

This is probably one of my favorite things to make for dinner.  The combination of spinach, cheese, and spices is perfect, it comes together quickly, and is quite filling.

You can actually use any leafy greens here – we use kale, mustard greens, or whatever else we have on hand. Spinach is easy because you can buy it frozen or fresh. (If you use spinach, technically this becomes palak paneer!)

The only challenging part is sometimes finding paneer – our grocery store doesn’t even carry it. Good thing I have some tips and tricks for you – the best substitute to use, and even the super easy steps to making your own homemade paneer!

serving spoon scooping up some paneer and spinach

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