Saag Tofu

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So when I lived in NYC, I was living in the hub of Indian culture. Some people called it Murray Hill, but really everyone refered to my specific street as Curry Hill. We lived on a street lined with Indian restaurants & shops.  They were always packed full of tourists and residents day & night. Really, some of the best food & spices was at my fingertips at all times (best dang curry at 3am too)!

Needless to say, I found this recipe & was intrigued. Indian in a crockpot? Why not! I love anything in a crockpot & anything Indian screams my name too.  So why not break out the crockpot already (it is October now) & throw a lil’ culture to the mix! Plus, what’s not to like about a meal that is packed with fiber (hello spinach), seasoned with an array of spices & you can dip bread into!

On to this Indian crockpot concoction…

  1. In a slow cooker add 1 can lite coconut milk, 1.5C tomato sauce &  3 defrosted packages of spinach
  2. For spices add 4 chopped garlic cloves, 3T minced ginger, 1T garam masala, 1T ground coriander, 1T ground cumin, 1t salt & 1/8t cayenne pepper – stir til all combined & cook on low for 3hours
  3. After 3hours, pour in Vitamix & add 1 package of fresh spinach – blend on high
  4. Pour back into crockpot, add 1 package of cubed tofu & cook on low for an additional hour

Serve with homemade naan, or prepackaged naan (I used a gf pizza dough mix & added a few extra spices into the dough)!

Nutritional Info Per Cup (Serves 8C): 115 calories – 3.6 grams of fat – 9 carbs – 8.5 grams of protein 

Continue reading for ingredient list & original recipe…

Ingredient List for Saag Paneer:

  • 1 package fresh spinach
  • 1 package light tofu
  • 3 – 10oz unsalted frozen spinach
  • 1 can lite coconut milk
  • 1.5C unsalted tomato sauce
  • 1T garam masala (I didn’t have this but mixed my own, find recipe here)
  • 1T ground coriander
  • Naan or some sort of naan-ish bread
  • Basic Pantry: garlic cloves, minced ginger, ground cumin, cayenne pepper & salt

Original recipe here.

One response

  1. Well you don’t know the real taste of saag made with freshly cut leaves …My mom use to make it and it tastes so delicious…I wish I could bring some for you to try .

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