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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 126.2
  • Total Fat: 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg
  • Sodium: 732.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g

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Spinach Curry (Palak Saag)

Submitted by: NANGAAY

Introduction

A thick spinach curry A thick spinach curry
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 bunch spinach
    1/4-1/3 cup skimmed milk
    2 tbsp chopped onions
    3 medium tomatoes (finely chopped)
    1.5 tsp ginger-garlic paste (I have explained how you make it)
    1.5 tsp paprika
    2 tbsp sunflower oil
    A pinch of turmeric
    Salt to taste (I use a teaspoon of salt)


Directions

1.To make a ginger garlic paste, take equal quantities and grind it to a paste. This can be stored in the refrigerator for around 2 weeks. Take one and half teaspoons of the paste for the curry.
2. Blanche the spinach in boiling water until the leaves become soft enough to puree. It takes about 2 minutes.
3.Now puree the spinach adding milk slowly as needed. Add enough milk to make a thick puree. Depending on the spinach you'll need 1/4-1/3 cup of milk
4. Sautee the onions on a medium flame until it turns golden brown
5 Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes
6. Add the chopped tomatoes. Once the tomatoes become soft add turmeric, salt and paprika.
7. When the mixture becomes uniform, add the pureed spinach and cook for 2 minutes.

Your Palak Saag is now ready. It tastes amazing served with Indian breads. You can also eat with regular bread or rice. This makes about 4 half cup servings. You can add some cottage cheese/ tofu along with the tomatoes if you like.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NANGAAY.






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  • Just tried it out. Tasted real good. One of the best palak saags I ever had.

    I have one question though.

    Does blanching drain away any of the nutrients available in spinach? - 3/7/12

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  • Very good for a saag that doesn't have lots of butter or oil! - 7/1/10

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried this and other recipies like it, and I can never seem to get that yummy flavor and smooth texture like in the Indian restaurants. My family definitely did not like this, so I guess I will give up trying to cook this myself and leave it to the experts! - 3/28/10

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  • Very nice, something was missing though, next time I'll try adding more of the spices. - 3/22/09

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  • Wonderful! Very easy to make. I didn't blanch the spinach---just pureed it in the food processor, although it did need a little extra milk. Next time I'll cut down a little on the paprika---I added some cumin. - 2/10/09

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  • DH and I really, really liked this! What a great side dish for Indian entrees! - 2/1/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    2 Points/serving - 1/26/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the recipie but, i guess we are not suppose to cook palak along with tomato. pls correct me if i am wrong - 1/5/09

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  • healthy and tastes great - 6/17/08

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  • i was looking for easy version of saag,thnx. - 6/4/08

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  • This is excellent. I added nonfat cottage cheese in with the tomatoes, and used canned, no-sodium tomatoes, since that was what I had on hand. Delicious with a whole-wheat roll. - 6/3/08

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  • tasty! - 4/30/08

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  • I make this often and it is simply yummmmmmmm! - 4/11/08

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