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Indian Saag Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Indian Saag

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"Indian saag is a curry of cooked mustard or similar 'bitter' greens (kale, collards, turnip greens), and spinach or similar mild greens (chard, bok choy, beet greens). Any combination of greens works! Use more spices and peppers for hot saag, or less for mild."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    50 mins

Directions

  1. In a large skillet or wok, melt butter over medium-high heat, and cook and stir cumin seed, chile pepper, garlic, and turmeric until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the chopped mustard greens and spinach a little at a time, adding the tougher parts first (the stems and thicker leaves). Continue to add greens, and cook and stir until all greens have been added and all are thoroughly wilted. Stir in the cumin, coriander, and salt. Cover; reduce heat and simmer until greens are tender, about 10 minutes, adding water as needed to keep the greens moist.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 27, 2009

Great recipe! One alteration I made on the advice of a local Indian restaurant was to mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of water and add this mixture and stir well once the greens have wilted. Then cover and cook for the remaining ten minutes.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 23, 2011

I've tasted sag paneer a bunch of times and this one feels like its missing something.......

 
Jul 10, 2009

Good, but I think i might just use 2 lbs of spinach next time. I think the mustard greens made it more bitter than I would have preferred.

 
Apr 15, 2009

YUM! this is a great saag recipe! It came out great! I used 1lb Spinach, 1/2 lb rainbow chard and 1/2 lb collard greens. This dish stole the show for our Indian Food night. Everyone loved it! I was surprised how much the greens cooked down. I was sure there'd be leftovers but it was all devoured! Thanks for the great recipe -I'll be making this again in the future!

 
Mar 19, 2010

This saag turned out great. Saag paneer is my favorite dish in Indian restaurants, and this version didn't dissapoint. I used swiss chard that I had in my freezer from my garden this past summer, and some spinach. I made homemade paneer and I also stirred in some plain yogurt at the end for a creamier texture. It was great!

 
Feb 01, 2011

Wonderful recipe! I love saag and this recipe is great with a little bit of greek yogurt mixed in, if you're in a hurry, or some home made paneer! When in a hurry, I just use frozen mustard greens and frozen spinach and it's done and ready to eat in about 10 minutes!

 
May 25, 2009

I questioned myself every step of the way as I made this, but it turned out phenomenal. I served it over basmati rice with tandoori chicken.

 
May 01, 2009

I used this recipe and included potatoes, tomatoes, and onions. It was wonderful! The saag has a good spice balance. and was very flavorful.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 16.2 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 565 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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