Indian Styled Cream Spinach

20m    Serves 4 People    214 Cal

This Easy Indian Creamed Spinach is a deliciously easy side dish made with fresh baby spinach ,coconut milk and few spices ready in 20 minutes

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 0.5 Tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tsp ginger grated
  • 1-2 Green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 Large tomato finely chopped
  • 0.5 Tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tsp garam masala
  • Salt adjust to taste
  • 250g fresh baby spinach 
  • 1 Cup full fat coconut milk or heavy cream
  • Juice of half lime
  • Boil water in a large pot and cook the spinach for 1-2 minutes. Drain it into a colander, rinse it with cool water, and squeeze out the extra water.
  • This step makes it easier to work with the spinach since there’s so much volume/bulk before it cooks down.
  • Then  finely chopped the blanched spinach. You can leave as it is or even run it in a blender to get smooth texture.
  • Heat oil in a pan/kadai, Add cumin seeds, let the cumin sizzle.
  • Then add onions, minced ginger and garlic, green chili and fry until onions turn light brown.
  • Next add diced tomato, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt and cook for 1-2 minutes till the tomatoes are mushy.
  • Add the blanched spinach and stir in the full fat coconut milk or heavy cream on medium flame for 3-4 minutes.The sauce will thicken up as it cooks.
  • Squeeze some fresh lemon juice 
  • Serve Creamed spinach hot with naan, rice and onion slices.

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