Indian Spinach and Tofu Crockpot

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 204.4
  • Total Fat: 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 369.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.7 g
  • Protein: 17.1 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    --2 boxes of frozen spinach, drained (I used one chopped, and one whole leaf)
    --1 lb of extra firm tofu
    --1 yellow onion, diced
    --3 smashed and chopped garlic cloves
    --1 can garbanzo beans, drained
    --2 inches of ginger, peeled and grated
    --1/2 tsp kosher salt (and then more later to taste)
    --1 tsp cumin
    --1 tsp curry
    --1 Tbl coriander
    --1/2 tsp chile powder
    --1/2 tsp garam masala
    --1/2 cup water

    --cornstarch (to coat the tofu)
    --olive oil (to fry the tofu)


Use a 3 or 4 quart crockpot.

Drain your tofu. Squeeze it in between some paper towels or a clean dish cloth if need-be to get as much of the liquid out as you can.

Cut it into 1-inch cubes and toss it with corn starch. Fry in butter until golden brown--resist the urge to flip; tofu takes a while to brown. I made some here, and there are pictures.

While the tofu is browning, squeeze out all of the moisture from the spinach and dump it into your crockpot. Dice up the onion, and mince the garlic. Add that, too. Drain your garbanzo beans, and pour them in. Add all of the spices.

Stir in 1/2 cup of water.

Add the tofu to the very top of the spinach.

Cover and cook on low for about 4 hours. This doesn't take very long to cook. Serve over white rice, and scoop up with naan, pitas, or corn tortillas.

Serves 4

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KLEVERKIRA.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I didn't like this recipe initially (right out of the slowcooker), possibly because enough time hadn't passed for the flavors to meld. But leftovers for the next few days were great! - 5/23/10

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I stuffed it in a pita instead of over rice and it was really great! Will definitely make again. - 1/26/11

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Considering the amount of spices in this recipe, it turned out pretty bland. I think I've also discovered that I don't like frozen spinach. - 3/15/10

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    thanks - 1/1/21

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    Very Good
    tasty - 3/11/20

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    The nutrition of this recipe is exactly what I was looking for, but I found it kind of flavorless despite how awesome my kitchen smells right now.I saw the comment below about it tasting better the next day and I'm really hoping I'll feel the same. - 1/19/20

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    yummy - 8/14/19

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    Harder to find tofu now. - 6/19/18

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    adjusted the recipe to fit a singles crock and it was very good, thanks! - 7/17/09

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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    thanks for this one....will be trying in a week
    Happy days for you.
    - 6/19/09

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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! My husband will be very happy to this when he gets home! - 6/2/09