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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 173.6
  • Total Fat: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.5 mg
  • Sodium: 249.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 8.3 g

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Saag with Chickpeas

Submitted by: BARNESKMJ3

Introduction

Saag, or palak, dishes are spiced purees of spinach or other greens common in northern India. They often contain additional ingredients such as potatos, fresh cheese, chicken or chickpeas to make a more substantial dish. Saag, or palak, dishes are spiced purees of spinach or other greens common in northern India. They often contain additional ingredients such as potatos, fresh cheese, chicken or chickpeas to make a more substantial dish.
Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    Oil or ghee -- 2 tablespoons
    Onion, chopped -- 1
    Garlic, minced -- 6 cloves
    Gingerroot, minced -- 1 tablespoon
    Coriander, ground -- 2 teaspoons
    Turmeric -- 1/2 teaspoon
    Cayenne pepper (optional) -- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon
    Spinach, chopped -- 1 pound
    Water -- 1 cup
    Salt -- 1 1/2 teaspoons
    Yogurt -- 1 cup
    1% milk -- 1/4 cup

Directions

Heat the oil or ghee in a large pot or saucepan over medium flame. Add the onions and sauté until translucent. Add the garlic, ginger and spices and sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Stir in the spinach, water and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove from heat, allow to cool a bit. Then use a blender or food processor to puree in batches.
Return the puree to the pot. Add a little water if necessary and simmer another 5 to 10 minutes.
Stir in yogurt and return to brief simmer and immediately remove from heat. Stir in the optional cream, adjust seasoning and serve.


Serving Size: makes 5 to 6 servings

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BARNESKMJ3.






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