Thursday, May 5, 2011

Disappointing Saag-a

Some of my favorite Indian dishes are ones that contain spinach.  You know... when the spinach is cooked down, smooth, and ready for bread!

But those dishes usually contain paneer, a type of cheese, which is not great for my lactose intolerance.

So I found this recipe online for Spinach Saag.


Look, more processing!!  I was a wuss and waited a bit for it to cool before dumping it in.


Served with hummus and pita.  Yes, I know I just mixed ethnic cuisines, but they seemed to work together well enough.  Although I did learn... do not microwave pita bread.  It gets hard as a rock. :(



Don't get me wrong -- I love Happy Herbivore recipes, but this one was not nearly what I was expecting.  The flavor fell flat, and I definitely missed the cream or cheese or whatever they put in these types of dishes.  I will give this credit for using up a lot of wilting spinach that was in the fridge.  Sometimes, I just get tired of eating spanish salad all the time...

4 comments:

  1. Maybe you could add silken tofu or white beans to create the creamy texture that is lacking. I am lactose intolerant, as well, and I do sometimes miss the creaminess that dairy adds to food.

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  2. If you microwave pita for like 10 seconds, it's perfect. But you have to eat it right away while it's still warm and soft. Otherwise, yes, rock hard.

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  3. You have a lactose intolerance!? How do you live???

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  4. I love spinach saag but haven't yet tried cooking it at home. Sorry this recipe wasn't the best. I think eating it with hummus and pita bread sounds like a great idea!

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