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  1. I have always wanted to learn how to make paneer! Your recipe makes it sound quite easy! I should try it some day. Lovely dish, and so healthful. I don’t know much about Indian food, but what I do know is that everything I have tasted so far has been delicious; I am sure your saag paneer was great!

    • Thanks, Darya. It did turn out well. I lowered the fat on all of the dairy so it really did turn out to be a healthy dish. The paneer really wasn’t hard at all. I had no idea. I’m still learning how simple things can be.

  2. susan frieman

    I love Saag Paneer! I am lucky to have a Patel Brothers that opened in Orlando where I can buy the cheese and also the finished version frozen and have never thought I would be able to create the whole dish from scratch so easily. Your dish looks fabulous but I would leave out the turkey sausage as this had always been a meatless dish and I would want to keep it that way. Great pictures!

    • Thanks! You are lucky. It really is so delicious. I would leave out the sausage too, but alas I didn’t want to cook another meal. I didn’t know you were such s big fan. We will have to go out for Indian food together one day!

  3. I really love Indian food yet have never tried cooking it before. This looks like a good place to start. So delicious Amanda. I love how you decided to make your own paneer. Interesting how some things seem so complicated until you make it and then you never go back to store-bought. Lovely post.

    • Thanks so much. It hit me thinking about store bought vs home made everything. As a modern person with responsibilities and time constraints you really need to decide sometimes. But the more I can do myself the more capable I feel and the less mysterious cooking and eating become.

      • So true. I feel the same way. There are so many things I buy and most of the time I am aware I could make it…like mayo for example. But I buy it anyway knowing it would take too much time to prepare. I have an industrial juicer that makes peanut butter too. Do you think I make peanut butter? NO! Sheesh.

        • Ha yes. I want to do all of these things, but I think that’s why grocery stores exist.. so you don’t have to make everything. I like knowing that I could if I had to 🙂 but beyond that I’m all about letting other people in on the market.

  4. This is one of my favorite Indian dishes, and since we don’t have any Indian food where we’re living now I’m going to be making more at home. I can’t wait to try homemade paneer! Thanks for the inspiration, Amanda!

  5. When I look at the ingredient list here I know it must be yummy. I actually live next to a vegetarian Indian restaurant, the aromas that come from there are so lovely, so perfumed aromatic. I really should barge in and (as a neighbour) tell them I want lessons 😉

    • Thanks, Sofia for seeking this out. Your A Til Ka Ladoo may be next on my list. Indian food is so delicious and you’ve kind of inspired me to revisit it a bit!

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