Saag sans Paneer

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 79.9
  • Total Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.6 mg
  • Sodium: 335.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    2 bunches spinach, trimmed
    1 tsp (25 mL) vegetable oil
    3/4 tsp (4 mL) cumin seeds
    1 onion, finely chopped
    1/2 tbsp (15 mL) butter
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tsp (10 mL) finely grated gingerroot, or minced
    1/4 cup (50 mL) finely chopped fresh coriander
    2 tsp (10 mL) ground indian hot pepper, or 1/2 tsp/2 ml cayenne pepper
    3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground coriander
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) turmeric
    1 pinch cinnamon
    3 plum tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped
    1/3 cup (75 mL) plain Balkan-style yogurt
    2 tsp (10 mL) lemon juice
    3/8 tsp (1 mL) garam masala


In large pot of boiling salted water, blanch spinach just until wilted; drain, chill under cold water and drain again. In food processor, purée spinach with 1/4 cup (50 mL) water; set aside.

In large deep skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook cumin seeds until slightly darkened, about 10 seconds. Add onion and butter; cook until onion is golden, about 8 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium; stir in garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute. Stir in fresh coriander, hot pepper, salt, ground coriander, turmeric and cinnamon; cook, stirring, until very fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring, until tomatoes break down, about 3 minutes.

Stir in puréed spinach; cover and cook, stirring occasionally and adding 1 to 2 tbsp (15 to 25 mL) water if mixture is no longer saucy, until steaming hot, about 3 minutes.

Stir in yogurt, lemon juice and garam masala; bring to simmer. Reduce heat to low; add paneer. Cover and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

Makes 6 - 1/2 cup servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HAMJBMM.


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