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Saag Meat ( Meat with Spinach )

Posted Nov 16 2009 10:01pm

Saag Meat ( Meat with spinach )

Serves: 4 - 6


1 kg spinach leaves
1 cup water ( for boiling spinach )
1/4 water ( for spice paste )
450 g lamb ( mutton ) / beef / chicken, boneless
1 medium onion, finely chopped
75 g butter / ghee / oil
1 - inch cinnamon stick
4 cloves garlic
1/2 - inch ginger, cut in half
2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
2 green / red chillies
2 black cardamoms
4 cloves
Salt to taste
200 ml unsweetened set yogurt
50 g unsweetened butter for garnish
1/2 cup coriander leaves, chopped


Boil spinach in 1 cup till limp. Drain, cool and blanch in the processor jar. Pour into a dish.

Combine garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, chillies, cardamom and cloves and make a fine paste with 1/4 cup water.

Heat oil in a saucepan and fry chopped onions till light brown. Add cinnamon and fry for 1 minute to flavor oil.

Add spice mixture and stir - fry for 1 - 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add meat and fry for 2 minutes, then add yogurt and season with salt to taste. Cover and cook for 30 minutes on a low heat.

Add pureed spinach. Cover and simmer for a further 25 minutes until the meat is tender. For chicken cook for shorter time. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve with knob of butter and with rice or bread.
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