Paneer and rice with boiled egg in bowl

Saag paneer kedgeree

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2

Combine two Indian-inspired classics in this paneer and kedgeree mash-up. It's a quick and easy veggie dinner that delivers two of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal553
  • fat32g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre8g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 115g paneer, cut into 2-3cm, cubes
  • 2 tbsp medium curry powder
  • 250g frozen spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 200g cooked coconut rice pouch
  • ½ red chilli, finely sliced (optional)


  1. Bring a medium pan of water to the boil. Add the eggs and cook for 7 mins, then put them in a bowl of cold water and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, drizzle the oil in a large non-stick frying pan or shallow casserole dish. Add the onion and fry over a medium-high heat for 5 mins. Tip in the paneer and fry for 5 mins or until evenly browned and the onion is beginning to caramelise.

  3. Add the curry powder and fry for 1 min, then add the spinach. Cover with a lid and cook for a few mins to allow the spinach to defrost. Uncover, add the rice, turn up the heat and cook for a few mins more or until everything is piping hot. Season. Peel the eggs, halve and place on top of the rice. Finish with a scattering of chilli, if you like.

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1st Jul, 2020
This dish is extremely bland and not enjoyable unless you adapt it. To make it edible I added a stock cube, extra curry powder, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric and served with mango chutney.
17th Nov, 2019
Very bland tasting, only palatable with copious amounts of mango chutney. I will do as others have suggested and cook it with garlic and a stock cube next time.
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Sarah Cole
15th Nov, 2019
This is a favourite in our house. So easy to make and absolutely delicious! Looking at previous reviews I can only say that it’s important that you follow the recipe - frozen spinach has more water content so stops the dish from going dry, and the packet of coconut rice also makes a difference to the consistency. A really lovely dish when made correctly.
3rd Sep, 2019
Disappointed... thought this dish sounded really tasty and I followed the recipe, but it was really dry. Too much curry powder with no liquid I think - it didn't look as vibrant as the picture either. Won't make again.
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31st May, 2019
This might be because I cooked my own rice in my rice cooker instead of using a prepared pouch of coconut rice, but I thought this was a little bland, even after adding extra smoked paprika, turmeric & coriander in addition to the curry powder, salt, and black pepper. I think if I add a vegetable stock cube to the rice cooker while making the rice, this would improve the flavour. I will update the next time I make this. :)
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8th Oct, 2019
I did add a vegetable stock cube this time to the rice and it improved the dish significantly. I also added some boiled water when adding the (fresh in my case) spinach, which helped with the dryness issue. Hope this helps someone else!
25th Apr, 2019
Loved this! Used basmati rice, fresh spinach and curry paste and served with poached eggs.
11th Apr, 2019
This was good. Added garlic and the chilli with the onions. I used a pouch of pilau rice as couldn’t get coconut. Served with duck eggs and mango chutney.
23rd Mar, 2019
I wouldn’t make this again, bit disappointing. I’d go down the line of classic kedgeree and use paneer instead of fish.
7th Jan, 2019
Easy peasy. Used Philadelphia instead of the paneer as it's not readily available in Leclercs.


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