Fresh Cheese with Spinach Sauce (Saag Paneer)

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Saag paneer, a dish of firm fresh cheese in stewed spinach, is a standard Indian restaurant offering. We like it so much that we wanted to create a homemade version, beginning with the cheese. Surprisingly, it can be made with supermarket ingredients and with relative ease.

SERVES4 to 6

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We didn’t stray far from the usual technique when developing our saag paneer recipe—we brought milk and a healthy dose of salt to a boil and stirred in white vinegar (which we preferred over lemon juice for its neutral taste) until curds fo...

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