While it’s rare for me to post recipes for Indian food, I really think it’s my favorite cuisine. The way all the flavors come together, it always tastes like it would be really complicated to make. Truth: It’s really not.
Indian-Spiced Creamed Spinach
Adapted from Budget Bytes
1 large onion
2 inches fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic
10 oz. fresh baby spinach
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. garam masala
1/4 to 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 large tomato, seeded and diced
1 tsp. turmeric
½ tsp. salt
1 cup fat free evaporated milk
1. Add two cloves of garlic (minced) to a large skillet prepared with cooking spray. Peel and grate both the onion and ginger straight into the skillet. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until softened.
2. While the onion, ginger, and garlic are cooking, place the spinach in a large pot along with one cup of water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and cook until the spinach is tender (about five minutes).
3. Turn the heat off and allow to cool slightly. Transfer to a food processor or blender (water and all) and pulse a few times to break up the spinach.
4. After the onion, garlic, and ginger have softened, add the cumin, garam masala, and cayenne. Stir and cook for about three minutes more.
5. Dice the tomato and add it to the skillet. Stir and cook for about five minutes more or until the tomato has broken down.
6. Stir the evaporated milk into the skillet. Add the turmeric and salt. Stir and heat through.
7. Add the cooked and blended spinach along with all of the liquid.
8. Stir, taste, and add more salt if desired. Serve hot with rice, cauliflower rice, or naan.
Per 1/2 cup serving:
CAL 257; FAT 1g; SAT FAT 0g; CARBS 52g; PROT 13g; FIB 5g; SUG 7g
WW Points+: 7 ; WW Smart Points: 7