Spinach Saag is a curried spinach which is very delicious and pleasantly creamy. It is an excellent side dish for almost anything. I mainly make it as a side to my Curry Chicken. It is very easy to make and if you decide to prepare Saag, it will be worth your time (that is if you like curry and spinach!).
- 20 oz spinach
- 1 medium onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 inch piece of ginger
- 1 tsp of ground coriander
- 0,5 tsp of ground cumin
- 1 tsp of curry powder (you can also use garam masala. In that case also add 0,5 tsp of turmeric)
- 2 tsp of tomato paste or tomato puree
- 0,5 cup of heavy whipping cream (or better yet half and half)
- 3 tbsp of oil to cook
- salt to taste (optional)
Cut spinach in smaller pieces. In one chopper load chop onions, garlic and ginger in somewhat fine puree.
Heat oil in the pan on medium-high heat. Add ground cumin. Slightly fry it up and add curry powder.
Add onion mixture and stir fry until transparent. Add spinach and mix it well with the rest of the ingredients. Add tomato paste, coriander and a little salt if you wish. Mix everything well and close the lid of the pan. Put it on medium-low and let the spinach cook for about 10 minutes. Add a little water if you think it is necessary to keep spinach from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Once spinach is cooked, add the cream, mix everything well and let the spinach rest for another 5-10 minutes. When you see everything incorporated into a creamy mixture, your Saag is ready. As simple as that :)
Two things I love, spinach and curry. This looks amazing and your photos are beautiful. I just started, I hope to be as great some day!
Dawn, I checked out your site and it is amazing!!!! I am glad that I can inspire you. But do not forget that you are bigger inspiration to me as I get on cooking better things with your feedback!
Spinach saag is amazing! I hope you like it, too :)
The picture and recipe are so enticing. This is one of my favorite dish. I will have to try your version next time I make it. Thank you!
Thank you Alexa, I really hope you like it :D
I was searching for an authentic Indian Chicken Curry recipe and I find myself with the most delicious treat!
Lola Mansurov: You are gorgeous.
You’re recipes are even more gorgeous.
The photos are exceptional
My family LOVED your Chicken Curry (made it with a whole chicken…more flavor). The Spinach Saag was a wonderful! added some Indian rice, breads and a yogurt, tomato and cucumber salad. Delightful!
Thanks sooo much!
Hello, this looks delicious. I want to make it for a dinner group I am having tomorrow night. Was a little confused on the amount of heavy cream your recipe calls for. Is it 5 cups? Thanks for posting! I am also going to make your chicken curry. SHould be a hit!
I was looking for a chicken curry recipe this morning and had a few and decided to do more investigating. I found yours and must say it is the one I am going to make this evening. Also, will make the spinach saag. I am so excited about finding your website!
Your spinach saag and chicken curry were amazing! Even made the spinach saag again and added it to pasta! Absolutely delicious! Thanks for the recipes. You should try and add a ratings to your recipes….I;m sure they would all get 5 stars! @jenny ford, it’s half a cup of cream!