Vegan Saag Paneer is taking an Indian classic and replacing the cheese with cubes of tofu. A must try for all you Indian food lovers!

Vegan Saag Paneer

Vegan Saag Paneer is taking an Indian classic and replacing the cheese with cubes of tofu. A must try for all you Indian food lovers!

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Saag Paneer is a delicious Indian dish with a silky texture. Sara, of Better Food Guru, writes “All the right flavor is in this dish and the tofu has the right texture to mimic the homemade cheese cubes that are Saag Paneer signature.”

Personally, I haven’t tried this dish yet but I can’t wait to give it a go! All the healthy greens I LOVE, and tofu I can eat all day long. And speaking of tofu, volume for volume, soy contains more protein than beef, more calcium than milk, more lecithin than eggs, and more iron than beef.

Did you notice the nutritional information for this recipe? It has, per serving, 11 grams of protein, 567 mg of potassium, 1153 IU of Vitamin A, and 231 mg of calcium. Can’t beat that!

Now that the weather is going to start changing, we need more warming bowls of healthiness. Vegan Saag Paneer is one of those dishes. If you’ve never tried it, put it on your list for the week. Let’s all be adventurous and give it a try.

Vegan Saag Paneer is taking an Indian classic and replacing the cheese with cubes of tofu. A must try for all you Indian food lovers!
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Vegan Saag Paneer

Vegan Saag Paneer is taking an Indian classic and replacing the cheese with cubes of tofu. A must try for all you Indian food lovers!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Bowl, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Garam Masala, Kale, Rice, Tofu
Servings: 2
Calories: 144kcal

Ingredients

Tofu –

  • 1/2 block extra firm tofu
  • turmeric to taste
  • salt to taste

Saag Paneer –

Instructions

Tofu –

  • Drain, rinse and press the tofu. Cut into cubes. Place on a sheet pan and sprinkle tofu with a little salt and turmeric. Bake in a preheated 425 F oven for 15 minutes or until done. Set Aside.

Saag Paneer –

  • Saute garlic, onion, and ginger in olive oil in a large cast iron skillet.
  • When the onions are translucent, add the greens and wilt slightly. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Add milk, tomato paste, crushed red pepper, turmeric, and garam masala. Stir to combine.
  • Add the tofu and simmer for 5 minutes allowing all the flavors to combine. Taste and add salt if needed.
  • Turn off heat and add yogurt for maximum creaminess. Stir to combine.
  • Serve with basmati rice and flatbread.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Basmati Rice and Flatbread are not included in the nutritional information.

Nutrition

Serving: 2servings | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1153IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 3mg

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