Maneet likes to add spicy chicken or pork meatballs to make this into a meal. Or you could go the traditional route and add cubed paneer cheese (which you can buy at Indian markets or larger grocery stores) to make classic saag paneer.

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prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
60 mins
Yield:
Makes about 5 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large pot, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. Add the spinach and cook, stirring often, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Drain and let cool. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. 

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  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium. Add the cumin seeds. Once the oil splutters, add the onions and cook, stirring often, until slightly golden, about 5 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the tomato puree and spices and cook until the flavors meld, 5 to 6 minutes. 

  • Add the pureed spinach, the cream, and butter to the skillet. Stir until heated through; season with salt. 

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