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Fragrant Paneer Saag Masala & Pilau Rice

Fragrant Paneer Saag Masala & Pilau Rice

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(21 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Indian

Saag Masala is a spinach-based curry, flavoured with aromatic spices. You'll serve it with buttered pilau rice for a tasty take on a takeaway favourite!

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Indian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Onion
1 brown onion
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
fresh-coriander
10g coriander
Spinach
150g baby leaf spinach
chilli flakes 3.18
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
Garam masala
1 tbsp garam masala
Fenugreek
1/2 tsp ground fenugreek
basmati-rice
130g basmati rice
vegetable stock cube (new5/18)
1 Knorr vegetable stock cube †
Star anise (whole)
1 star anise
Cardamom-pod-(3)
3 cardamom pods
traditional paneer re-sized.
226g paneer cheese †
Tomato-paste
1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
You Will Need
Butter, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g coriander
  • 150g baby leaf spinach
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp ground fenugreek
  • 130g basmati rice
  • 1 Knorr vegetable stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • star anise
  • cardamom pods
  • 226g paneer cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 906 kJ
218 kcal
2973 kJ
713 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
10.5 g
6.3 g
34.5 g
20.8 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
20.7 g
3 g
67.7 g
9.9 g
Fibre 1.8 g 6 g
Protein 10.1 g 33.2 g
Salt 0.92 g 3.01 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 garlic clove
garlic
10g coriander
coriander(100%)
150g baby leaf spinach
spinach
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
dried chilli flakes
1 tbsp garam masala
coriander seed, cumin seed, fennel seed, ginger, dill seed, clove
1/2 tsp ground fenugreek
ground fenugreek
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
1 Knorr vegetable stock cube
Salt, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), potato starch, yeast extract, sugar, onion powder (2.3%), carrots (1.5%), herbs (parsley, tarragon), spices (CELERY seeds, garlic, turmeric, pepper, parsley roots), tomato puree powder, red bell pepper (0.2%), caramel syrup, flavourings (contain CELERY), leek, maltodextrin.
star anise
star anise (100%)
cardamom pods
cardamom pod
226g paneer cheese
pasteurised whole cows milk, acetic acid, citric acid
1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
Tomatoes
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery, milk)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
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Boil a full kettle

Chop the paneer into bite-sized cubes

Peel and finely slice the brown onion[s] and the garlic

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat and add the chopped paneer and cook for 2-3 min until it's browned on all sides

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Once the paneer has browned, add the sliced onion and cook for 5 min or until softened

Meanwhile, crush the cardamom pods open by squashing them with the side of a knife

Melt a knob of butter in a pot (with a matching lid) over a medium heat

Once melted, add the split cardamom pods and star anise to the pot and cook for 1 min until fragrant 

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Add the basmati rice to the pot and cook for 1 min further, then add 300ml [600ml] cold water and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 10-15 min or until all the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked

Once cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving – this is your pilau rice

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Once the onion has softened, add the sliced garlicground fenugreek, garam masala and chilli flakes (can't handle the heat? Go easy!) to the pan and cook for 1 min or until fragrant 

Tip: If your pan is looking a little dry, add a drizzle of vegetable oil!

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While the spices are cooking, dissolve the Knorr vegetable stock cube[s]tomato paste and 1 tsp [2 tsp] sugar in 300ml [600ml] boiled water – this is your tomato stock

Add the tomato stock to the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 3-4 min or until the sauce has thickened

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Add the baby leaf spinach to a colander and pour boiled water over it until it's wilted

Rinse the wilted spinach under cold water until it's cool enough to handle

Squeeze the water out of the cooled spinach (use clean hands for ease) then chop it roughly

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Once the sauce has thickened, add the chopped spinach and cook for 2-3 min further – this is your paneer saag masala

Meanwhile, chop the coriander finely, including the stalks (save some leaves for garnish!)

Stir the chopped coriander through the pilau rice

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Serve the paneer saag masala with the pilau rice (don't forget to discard the star anise and cardamom before eating!)

Garnish with the reserved coriander leaves

Enjoy!

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