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Palak Saag Recipe , How to make palak saag | Spinach saag step by step
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Palak saag recipe is a spinach curry made with spinach, maize flour and some basic spices. It is really easy to prepare at home. This palak saag is a good accompaniment with makki di roti (maize flour flatbreads).
Course: Mains
Cuisine: North Indian, Punjabi
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Rachna's Kitchen
  • Spinach leaves - 500gms or 2 bunch Washed and chopped
  • Tomatoes - 2 large chopped
  • Onion - 1 medium sized chopped
  • Green chilies - 2 to 3 chopped
  • Garlic - 3 cloves chopped
  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp or mustard oil
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder - ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala - ¼ tsp
  • Cornmeal flour - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - add to taste
  • Butter/Ghee- 1 tbsp for garnishing
  1. Heat the olive oil on medium flame in a pan.
  2. Once oil starts fuming add cumin seeds.
  3. Let them crackle.
  4. Now add chopped garlic and saute for a min until they turn golden brown.
  5. Then add chopped onion and saute.
  6. Once onion get brown in color add chopped tomatoes.
  7. At the same time add chopped green chilies and cook for 2 - 3 min.
  8. Once tomatoes turns mushy add the spices coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and red chili powder (if using).
  9. Cook the masala on low heat and be patient.
  10. Now masala would have started to release oil.
  11. It is a sign that masala is cooked perfectly.
  12. Now add the spinach and saute for 2 minute.
  13. In starting spinach will release water but later it will evaporate.
  14. Add salt and cook 10 - 12 minutes with lid on. After 10 min open the lid add maize flour.
  15. Mix it well.
  16. This maize flour or cornmeal flour gives the gluey or slimy texture to the saag.
  17. Cook again for 2 min with lid covered.
  18. Open and saute for 2 minutes if palak saag is wet else you can switch off the flame.
  19. Palak saag is ready to serve hot with makki ki roti or any paratha.
  20. Just top up the spinach saag with some butter and enjoy.