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Clean Eating Indian Saag Recipe

Clean Eating Indian Healthy Saag Recipe

  • Author: Rebecca Baron
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Clean Eating


I love Indian food and have tried lots, but indian saag is my favorite by far. I always order it at my favorite Indian restaurant, but I actually like this recipe better than the restaurant and it's not even very hard to make! {Clean Eating, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)


  • 16 oz Fresh Spinach (1 pound)
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 2 Garlic (Minced)
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garam Marsala
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp Real Salt *
  • 2 Fresh Tomatoes (pureed)
  • 6 oz Paneer Cheese (cubed) - or could sub favorite meat of choice, such as cooked chicken or lamb
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Milk *


  1. Place spinach leaves and water in a saucepan and cover with a lid. Bring to a simmer and cook until leaves are tender. Transfer spinach and remaining water to a blender. Puree spinach until smooth and set aside in a small bowl.
  2. Puree the fresh tomato until smooth. Set aside in a small bowl.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add the onion and saute for 2-3 minutes, or until soft and translucent. Add the garlic, ginger, garam masala, cumin, and salt, and saute for another minute.
  4. Pour in the tomato puree and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add in the spinach puree, paneer, and coconut, stir gently, and cook for another 5 minutes on medium heat. Check seasonings and add more salt, if desired.

Keywords: Indian, Vegan, Clean