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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 149.8
  • Total Fat: 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.5 mg
  • Sodium: 224.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g

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Saag Pinjri ( Spinach with Mushrooms)

Submitted by: NITAINMN

Introduction

This sweet and sour dish is so perfect with chappati, Naan or even rice as a side dish. With all the calcium, iron in spinach combined with fiber in mushrooms, low calories, one tasty and healthy dish!

For those that prefer non-veg, add 12ozs. strips of grilled chicken breast, and you have added protein.
This sweet and sour dish is so perfect with chappati, Naan or even rice as a side dish. With all the calcium, iron in spinach combined with fiber in mushrooms, low calories, one tasty and healthy dish!

For those that prefer non-veg, add 12ozs. strips of grilled chicken breast, and you have added protein.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Garlic, 3 cloves , pressed
    Onions, raw, 1.5 cup, chopped
    *Coriander ground, .5 tsp
    *Cumin ground, .25 tsp
    Chili powder,.4 tsp.
    Ginger root, shredded .5tsp
    Spinach, fresh, 1 package (10 oz) rinsed well and cut.
    Mushrooms, fresh, 18 large. cleaned and sliced.
    Red Ripe Tomatoes, 3 plum tomatoes, chopped ( I used peeled, whole tomatoes with a bit of juice without any added salt)
    *Philadelphia fat free or Light cream cheese, 2 ozs.
    Garam Masala, .5 tsp
    Kosher salt, 0.25 tsp
    Olive Oil, 2 tbsp

Directions

Brown pressed garlic in Olive oil, drop chopped onion and fry till brown ( you can reduce Olive oil to 1 tbsp if you opt not to brown the onion - which will make the dish sweeter). Add coriander and cumin powders and paprika or chili powder depending upon how spicy you like the dish to be.
Stir in the shredded ginger and fry. Drop the chopped plum tomatoes, cream cheese and stir well, cooking for 2 minutes. Drop the sliced mushrooms, chopped spinach and cook for another 10 minutes or until spimach is tender. Stir in the garam masala for garnish. Serve with rice or Indian flat bread. Yum!

Add grilled chicken breast strip with spinach and mushrooms so it absorbs the flavor and seasoning too. This can also be prepared as a wrap to be served immediately.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NITAFROMCT.






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  • Really great! ... But use half the mushrooms, and twice the saag ... also .... start cooking the mushrooms earlier in the recipe to make sure they're fully cooked. I used extra hot curry powder as well as the chili. Heat was just about right. Enjoy! - 11/2/12

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