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Oct 10, 2019 2 min read

Saag Aloo Paneer

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The airfrier came into its own this week when I discovered I could use it to make tiny cubed roast potatoes. Delicious in their own right, but excellent as part of the bulk of a meal.

I’ve always loved saag paneer, but it’s a serious quantity of cheese in a meal. Using an equal amount of cheese and roast potato really lightens the dish.

You will need

  • A block of paneer cut into 1.5sm chunks
  • A couple of potatoes, roughly twice the volume of the cheese, cut into 1.5sm chunks
  • A massive bag of fresh spinach (mine was 500g)
  • A small onion finely sliced
  • A heaped teaspooon of grated ginger
  • A heaped teaspooon of chopped garlic
  • A fresh chilli sliced along it’s length
  • A heaped teaspoon of kashmiri chilli powder
  • A heaped teaspoon of garam masala
  • A heaped teaspoon of tumeric
  • A tablespoon of butter
  • A good pinch of salt
  • A couple of teaspoons of natural oil (mine is in a spray bottle)


  • Pop the airfrier on 200oC, stick the potatos in and give them a spray of oil
  • Put the spinach into a big pan on a high heat, pour over a kettle of boiling water, boil of 10 seconds and then dump it out into a collendar
  • Run under the cold tap until the spinach is properly cold. Squeeze out all the water
  • Put the butter, onions, garlic and ginger in a pan on a medium heat until the onions are golden
  • Add all te rest of the spices and sizzle for a minute
  • Add the spinch and give it all a good stir round. Add a little water if you need to lubricate it
  • Bubble it together for a minute or two, turn off the heat.
  • Once the potatoes are golden but not quite done, throw the cheese in the airfrier and give it all 5 minutes until the cheese is crisped at the edges
  • When you’re ready to serve, dump the potatoes and cheese, give it all a stir and a quick sizzle
  • Pile onto a fresh naan


Freaking delicious

Roast potatoes GET IN MY FACE