Here at Discover Great Veg we'd take any excuse to tuck into a curry! Spinach is a key ingredient to many curries, especially in Indian inspired dishes. 'Saag' is the most common Indian dish that contains spinach. It's so simple, because one of the best things about spinach is that you don't even need to worry about chopping it! Just pop a large handful in a saucepan and simmer with cumin, coriander and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spinach cooks very quickly too, so you don't need to worry about slaving over a hot stove with this dish - it's ready in minutes!
Here are a few of our favourite saag dishes:
Saag Aloo - Spinach and Potatoes, from BBC Good Food
Nutritious spinach makes the base for this traditional, healthy Indian side dish with potato and spices. It makes a lovely change from the classic side dish that is Bombay Aloo, as the spinach adds texture and flavour.
Saag Paneer - Spinach and Fresh Cheese, from The Guardian
Paneer is a fresh white, unsalted cheese that's widely available to buy in most supermarkets. Although it's incredible easy to make your own at home too, with nothing more than milk and a little lemon juice. This dish combines spicy, flavoursome spinach with this deliciously creamy cheese to make a side dish that's hard to beat.
Aloo Gobi Saag - Spinach with Potatoes and Roasted Cauliflower, from Red Online
The addition of roasted cauliflower to this dish really bulks it out, making it ideal for a vegetarian main instead of a side. You get a real depth of flavour by roasting the cauliflower instead of boiling it, making this dish earthy and delicious. Serve with a soft naan bread and a dollop of yogurt and mint raita to cool it down if things get a little too hot!
Why not try one of these tasty spinach dishes too?
Spinach & Aubergine Curry
This Spinach & Aubergine Curry is one of our favourite dishes to cook on a Friday night. Serve with some fluffy basmati, a soft naan bread and a spoonful of sweet mango chutney. This tasty meal is sure to have everyone coming back for seconds!
Thai Chicken & Spinach Curry
For a simple dish that's packed with flavour, look no further than this This Chicken & Spinach Curry. You can swap the chicken for tofu to make this curry a tasty veggie option, or use a red thai curry paste to switch up the flavours!