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Saag Paneer

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
25 min
18 min
7 min
We lightened up this cheesy spinach Indian classic for half the calories with all of its original flavour intact.


Olive oil

2 tsp(s)

Whole milk ricotta cheese

4 oz, ricotta salata, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Uncooked onion(s)

½ cup(s), minced

Garlic clove(s)

2 clove(s), large, minced

Ginger root

1 tsp(s), grated

Cumin seeds

1 tsp(s)

Ground turmeric

½ tsp(s)

Fresh spinach

10 oz, fresh, leaves, rinsed

Table salt

¼ tsp(s)


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add cheese cubes and cook 1 minute per side, until golden. Remove cheese with a spatula and set aside.
  2. To the same pan, add onion, garlic and ginger; sauté 2 minutes. Add cumin and turmeric and stir to coat.
  3. Add spinach and cook 2 minutes, until leaves wilt, stirring constantly. Stir in salt.
  4. Return cheese cubes to pan and cook 1 minute to heat through. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.