Tofu Saag Paneer

If you love Indian takeout and are looking for a way to get your greens in this Tofu Saag Paneer is perfect for you! It is a dish normally made with a type of firm cheese, but here it is replaced with tofu for a delicious vegan meal! This is easy to make, so flavorful and so good!  It is delicious served over brown basmati rice!

Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil

Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



  1. Heat the avocado oil in a pan, and heat on medium. Add the tofu, and allow to cook for a few minutes on each side to brown it slightly.  When all of the sides have browned, remove it from the pan.
  2. Add the onions, and sautee for about 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Add the spices, chilies, and garlic and sautee until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Blend the cashew butter, spinach, briefly in the blender until just mixed, then add to the pan, along with the sea salt.
  5. Cook for a few minutes until heated through, then serve with a side of cooked brown basmati rice.

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Recipe Type

  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Entree

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Easy