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Saag paneer (serves 4)
1/2 cup yellow onion chopped
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoon garam masala
1 tomato chopped
10 ounces fresh baby spinach
1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Paneer 8 ounces- cut into 1/2 inch cubes
In a pot over medium heat add onions and olive oil. Cook until onions are translucent. Add garam masala and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add mixture to blender with fresh spinach. Blend until smooth. You may need to add a little water to blend.
In a nonstick fry pan over medium heat add paneer and grill each side until golden brown.
Add spinach mixture to fry pan and heat until warm. Add salt and cayenne pepper to taste.
Serve with rice or whole wheat roti.
Each serving:124 calories/total fat 7.8g (saturated 1.6g) cholesterol 4mg, sodium 195 mg, total carbohydrates 9g(dietary fiber3g, total sugar 3g) protein 5g