Spinach Saag | Recipes | Cook For Your Life
Spinach Saag- cook for your life- anti-cancer recipes

Spinach Saag

Rated 4.3 out of 5
4.3 out of 5 stars (based on 26 reviews)

Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 10 ingredients

Inspired by Indian saag paneer, this spicy version of creamed spinach is packed with nutrients and flavors. Instead of straining plain yogurt to make the paneer cheese, you simply stir the yogurt into the spicy...


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano pepper, minced, or to taste (see Chef Tips)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound fresh baby spinach
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
Missing an Ingredient?
Visit our ingredient substitution guide ›

Nutrition Facts


121 cals


8 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


11 g


3 g


4 g


5 g


101 mg


  1. Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions, ginger, garlic, and serrano and saute for 5 minutes until the mixture is aromatic. Add the garam masala, coriander, and cumin, then cook for another 5 minutes until onions are translucent but not burnt.
  2. Add the spinach and stir well, incorporating the spiced onion mixture into the spinach. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the spinach is wilted.
  3. Turn the heat off. Stir in the yogurt into the spinach until well mixed.

Chef Tips

Before mincing the serrano, if you want to cut down on the heat, deseed it and cut away the white ribs that hold the seeds. The seeds and white ribs are the spiciest parts of the pepper.

For baby spinach, 1 5-ounce bag cooks down to about 1-1¼ servings.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society