Subject: Recipe - Saag or Indian Spinach
I'm on a roll. This is adapted from Madhur Jaffrey's book on
Asian vegetarian cooking. Heavily adapted, I might add.
1 inch cube of ginger
6 cloves of garlic, peeled
1/2 - 1 fresh hot green chili (optional)
salt to taste
1/2 tsp garam masala (available in Indian markets)
1/8 tsp cayenne (optional)
20 oz spinach, fresh or frozen
3/4 cup mock cream (recipe follows)
If using frozen spinach, thaw and squeeze out excess water.
Process ginger, garlic and chili with 1/4 cup water in a blender
or mini food processor until a smooth paste. Mix in garam masala.
Saute over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, adding additional water
if needed to prevent sticking. Stir and check often to prevent
Add spinach and cook for 15 minutes over low heat.
Add mock cream and cayenne and milk. Cook for 10 minutes.
Mock Cream (from the Frugal Gourmet)
1 cup skim milk
1 cup nonfat cottage cheese
Blend until smooth in the blender. Use as you would cream.
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