This is a simple and a quick Kashmiri style spinach stir fry. It is also healthy with lots of garlic in it. Few prominent Kashmiri spices like cardamom, dry ginger powder (sonth), fennel powder and asafoetida are used in this recipe. It is cooked in mustard oil for an authentic touch. You can relish this yummy saag with roti / chapati or plain steamed rice.
Spinach has a lot of health benefits as it improves the blood glucose level in diabetic patients, is rich in vitamin K, A and C and contains a lot of iron, protein, minerals and fibre. So it is recommended to include greens like spinach, etc in our daily diet. So what better way than to prepare this super easy Kashmiri saag and relish as desired.
- 2-3 bunches of spinach, washed, drained & chopped
- 1-2 tbsp. mustard oil
- 2 dry red chilies
- 1 tsp. cumin seeds
- 2-3 cardamoms
- 7-8 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1/4 tsp. asafoetida
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp. fennel powder
- 1 tsp. dry ginger powder
Heat oil in a pan till it reaches smoking point. Reduce the flame and temper with red chilies, cumin seeds, cardamom and garlic. Saute till the garlic changes colour. (Reserve some of the garlic pieces for garnishing).
Add all the dry spices and give it a stir. Now add the chopped spinach and continue to cook on a medium flame till all the moisture has been absorbed.
Switch off the flame. Transfer the saag to a serving dish and garnish with the remaining fried garlic. Serve as a side dish with roti / chapati or plain steamed rice for a great comfort meal.