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Spinach Saag

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

I love curries. One of my favorites is the classic veggie Spinach Saag Paneer, made with spinach and strained cheese. This deliciously creamy version is more like a spicy version of creamed spinach, and,...


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Serrano chili, minced (or to taste: see Ann’s Tips)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound fresh baby spinach
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt,

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. Add oil to a sauté pan and heat on medium. Add the onions, ginger, garlic, and serrano and sauté for 5 minutes until the mixture is aromatic. Add the garam masala, coriander, and cumin, cook for another 5 minutes until aromatic and 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 until well mixed into the spinach.

Chef Tips

Before mincing the Serrano chili, if you want to cut down on the heat, deseed it and cut away the white pithy ribs that hold the seeds. Therein lies the spiciness.

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

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