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indian style creamed spinach served in a black plate with lemon wedges and naan on side
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Indian Style Creamed Spinach

This Easy Indian Creamed Spinach is a deliciously easy side dish made with fresh baby spinach ,coconut milk and few spices ready in 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword creamed spinach, indian style creamed spinach, vegan creamed spinach
Diet Dairy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 215kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250ml


  • Boil water in a large pot and cook the spinach for 1-2 minutes. Drain it into a colander, rinse it with cool water, and squeeze out the extra water.
    This step makes it easier to work with the spinach since there’s so much volume/bulk before it cooks down.
  • Then i have finely chopped the blanched spinach.You can leave as it is or even run it in a blender to get smooth texture.
  • Heat oil in a pan/kadai, Add cumin seeds, let the cumin sizzle.
  • Then add onions, minced ginger and garlic, green chili and fry until onions turn light brown.
  • Next add diced tomato ,turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt and cook for 1-2 minutes till the tomatoes are mushy.
  • Add the blanched spinach and stir in the full fat coconut milk or heavy cream on medium flame for 3-4 minutes.The sauce will thicken up as it cooks.
  • Squeeze some fresh lime juice and serve Creamed spinach hot with naan, rice and onion slices.


Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5700IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 4mg