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Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach

My 160th recipe, “Creamed Spinach”,  a delicious side dish or dip. Once in a while I would accompany RK to the Boston Market here where he loves to have grilled chicken. I do not have much of a vegetarian option there and would restrict myself to the 2 side dishes we get there along with RK’s chicken. I would order a potato dish as one side and the other side would be always the delicious creamed spinach. I love spinach in any form. I however make only the Indian style Spinach Dal frequently at home. So the creamed spinach offers me a wonderful change in taste. It is perfectly creamy, rich and super delicious. Since I love garlic flavor very much, at times I would also chose the garlicky spinach. That is a very simple side but loaded with lots of flavor. So when I thought of making creamed spinach today, I wanted to combine the goodness from both the dishes. A smooth, creamy and rich side with loads of wonderful garlic flavor. The outcome of that experiment is this wonderful version of creamed spinach which is exceptionally tasty 😉 You can just have it in spoonfuls. But trying to experiment, I used it as a dip for tortilla chips. It worked out so well that I polished off a whole bowl of this wonderful creamed spinach in no time 🙂 

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Creamed Spinach

Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • Butter - 1 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp
  • Baby Spinach - 1 big bunch / packet about 227 gms
  • All purpose flour - 2 Tbsp
  • Yellow Onion - 1/2 small finely chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves grated
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Pepper - as per taste
  • Nutmeg Powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Milk - 1/2 Cup
  • Fresh Cream - 1/2 Cup
  • Grated parmesan cheese - 2 Tbsp

Instructions
 

  • First melt 1 Tbsp butter in a pan. Add the baby spinach to the pan and saute for 2-3 mins until the leaves are wilted and all the water has evaporated. Transfer to a plate and keep aside.

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    spinach spinach
  • In the same pan, melt 2 Tbsp butter. Add the all purpose flour, mix well and cook until it starts turning slightly golden brown in color. Add the onion, garlic and give a nice stir and cook for another 30 secs.

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    spinach spinach
  • Add the milk and mix well. Now add the cream and mix well until eveything is combined into a smooth paste without any lumps.

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    spinach spinach
  • Add the salt, pepper, nutmeg powder and give a quick stir. Cook until it thickens. If you immerse the back of the ladle into the sauce and draw a line on the ladle, the line should stay. That is the right consistency.

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  • Add the sauteed spinach to the sauce and mix well. Turn off the flame. Add the parmesan cheese and mix well.

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    spinach spinach
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy warm.
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Notes | FAQ

- Adjust the quantity of all other ingredients based on the quantity of baby spinach.
- Fresh cream is purely optional. You can instead use more milk.
- You can use this as a side or dip. Adjust the consistency of the sauce according to your needs.
- Yellow onion works well for this recipe.
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Lallie Pillay

Wednesday 5th of July 2017

All the keerai recipes are yummy I have made them Especially spinach chutney

Thanks for sharing

revifood

Wednesday 5th of July 2017

Thanks Lallie Pillay for trying and glad to hear that you loved them all :-)

kushi

Wednesday 13th of May 2015

WOW dear.. This dip looks very rich and Yummy..

revifood

Thursday 14th of May 2015

Thanks Kushi.

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