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  •  yes...indian spinach (6+ / 0-)

    ...kind of like creamed spinach, with a mild house-made cheese, is awesome.

    Saag - Indian spiced spinach

    Saag, or palak, dishes are spiced spinach purees common in northern India. They often contain additional ingredients such as potatos, fresh cheese, chicken or chickpeas to make a more substantial dish. Saag makes a tasty and nourishing meal when paired with chapati or naan.

    4 to 6 servings

       * Oil or ghee -- 2 tablespoons
       * Onion, chopped -- 1
       * Garlic, minced -- 6 cloves
       * Gingerroot, minced -- 1 tablespoon
       * Coriander, ground -- 2 teaspoons
       * Turmeric -- 1/2 teaspoon
       * Cayenne pepper (optional) -- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon
       * Spinach, chopped -- 1 pound
       * Water -- 1 cup
       * Salt -- 1 1/2 teaspoons
       * Yogurt -- 1 cup
       * Cream (optional) -- 1/4 cup


      1. Heat the oil or ghee in a large pot or saucepan over medium flame. Add the onions and sauté until translucent. Add the garlic, ginger and spices and sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes.
      2. Stir in the spinach, water and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes.
      3. Remove from heat, allow to cool a bit. Then use a blender or food processor to puree in batches.
      4. Return the puree to the pot. Add a little water if necessary and simmer another 5 to 10 minutes.
      5. Stir in yogurt and return to brief simmer and immediately remove from heat. Stir in the optional cream, adjust seasoning and serve.

    "Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle." -Helen Keller

    by ridemybike on Sat Mar 13, 2010 at 01:43:49 PM PST

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