Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Nepali Saag / Curried Spinach

Greens are a good source of iron and somehow I feel no meal is complete without a green. Nepali cuisine is very similar to Indian cuisine , except for a few differences. I have friends who live in Nepal, more than that 70% of my hotel staff is Nepali and while interacting with them many a times I get curious to know about their food habits.They tell me Saag is is an additional dish,to Daal Bhat, Tarkari. Curd and achaar are kind of a  must.

This is a simple comfort dish where the greens are sauteed and mildly spiced . The combo of the meal is not rich , but a combo which would satisfy and leave you happy.

Curried Spinach (saag)
300 gms spinach leaves , roughly chopped
1/2-1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp curry powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp cumin seed

Salt to taste
Heat ghee.
Add cumin seeds, let splutter.
Add garlic, let it turn pink.
Add chopped spinach , pinch of salt.
Cook on full flame.
Water will be released , keep cooking.
Just when the water is nearly finished add white pepper and curry powder.
Simmer for a few minutes and remove from fire.


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  1. Delicious saag, wish i get that plate rite now.

  2. Not my cup of tea, prefer it raw but it goes well with your menu. Nice

  3. I like spinach curry and this looks so delicious.

  4. Vaishali I love this. At home no one will eat palak like this but I will love it.

  5. Same pinch.. I love this mildly spiced palak curry.

  6. Palak is a fav at home.. am sure they would like this...

  7. this saag sits well with the daal tarkari combo..looks inviting

  8. love this simple dish using my fave green leaf veg

  9. Beautiful clicks vaishali! Simple n comforting meal!

  10. Such a simple dish but I am sure it was flavorful...