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Indian Spinach (Saag)

Prep Time
30 mins

Saag, a traditional north Indian dish of long-cooked spinach and spices, gets a makeover in this quick and lightened up version.

F&F Indian: Indian Spinach (Saag) (0712)

Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Amy Machnak
 1 medium onion, chopped
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 6 garlic cloves, chopped
 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
 2 pounds spinach leaves, chopped
 1 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Step 1

In a 6- to 8-qt. pot, cook onion in oil over medium heat until softened, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes. Add ginger and spices and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Working in batches, stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in yogurt and salt. Serve with steamed basmati rice and warm naan (Indian flatbread).

Step 2

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1 1/2-cup serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 183Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.9g14%

Saturated Fat 1.9g10%
Cholesterol 3.8mg2%
Sodium 682mg29%
Total Carbohydrate 18g6%

Dietary Fiber 6.3g26%
Protein 12g24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.