If you want to add more greens to your diet, spinach is an excellent choice! And there is no better way to enjoy this nutritious vegetable than with these 21 Indian spinach recipes.

From creamy curries to crispy pakoras and rice dishes, these recipes showcase the versatility of spinach in Indian recipes. Take your taste buds on a flavorful adventure and enjoy these delicious and healthy spinach recipes from India!

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
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Palak Paneer is one of the most popular dishes from North India. It is made with spinach and firm Indian cottage cheese, cooked with ginger, garlic, onions, and aromatic spices. It is amazing served with roti or naan.

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Spinach Rice

Spinach Rice in a cast-iron pan topped with lemon slices

Aromatic basmati rice cooked with spinach and spices makes this Spinach Rice flavorful and healthy! Vegan & Gluten-free.

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Saag Aloo

Saag Aloo made in the instant pot served in a earthen bowl with the tempering in the back and naan on the side.

Saag Aloo is a popular delicious North Indian Curry. It is made with spinach and potatoes cooked with ginger, garlic, onions, and aromatic spices. This is a simplified one-pot version that takes just 30 minutes to prepare.

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Aloo Palak

Aloo Palak (Potato and spinach stir fry) in a cast iron pan.

Aloo Palak is a delicious and nutritious Indian potato & spinach stir fry. This Punjabi Aloo Palak recipe can be made in just 25 minutes and is perfect for a quick healthy weeknight dinner!

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Spinach Dal

Dal Palak (Lentils with spinach) in a pretty bowl with rice on the side

Spinach Dal, popularly called Dal Palak in India. This is a comforting lentil soup with spinach for extra nutrition. It is so easy to make it in the pressure cooker. Enjoy it with basmati rice or as a soup.

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Saag Paneer

Saag Palak Paneer Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Saag Paneer is the authentic North Indian favorite. It is made with cooking mustard leaves and spinach with spices and cottage cheese, which makes it a delicious and nutritious dish. Make it in the instant pot for a quick and easy one-pot recipe.

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Chana Saag

spinach chickpea curry along with rice in a pretty bowl

This Spinach Chickpea Curry, also known as Chana Saag, is a healthy vegan and gluten-free curry. This easy one-pot curry is made with chickpeas and spinach in a sauce of onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and aromatic spices. Serve it with rice, quinoa, or naan for a perfect weeknight dinner!

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Chicken Saag

Indian style chicken saag in a small bowl.

Instant Pot Chicken Saag (Chicken & Spinach Curry) is a delicious dish from north India. Chicken is cooked in a creamy spinach sauce spiced with aromatic Indian spices, making it a nutritious and satisfying meal.

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Palak Tofu

Indian Tofu Recipe with tomatoes on the side

Lightly fried tofu in a creamy spinach sauce cooked in an onion and tomato sauce with aromatic spices. This is a dairy-free and gluten-free recipe.  You can try this curry with sweet corn instead of tofu, a great variation to this recipe.

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Butternut Squash Curry with Spinach

Butternut Squash Curry with spinach served over rice. Garnished with cilantro and peanuts

This Instant Pot Butternut Squash Curry is a creamy vegan curry filled with the goodness of squash, coconut milk, and spinach. This cozy and comforting curry is perfect for Fall dinners!

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Black-eyed Peas Spinach Rice

Black eyed peas and Spinach Pulao Pressure Cooker

One-pot Black-Eyed Peas and Spinach Rice is a healthy and wholesome dish, perfect for weeknight meals. This vegan and gluten-free dish is easy to make.

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Lentil Soup

Easy instant pot lentil soup served in a bowl with parmesan on top

This hearty Lentil Soup is easy to make, flavorful, and nutritious. It is packed with nourishing veggies and tender brown lentils.

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Spinach Soup

Cream of Spinach Soup in two bowls
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A creamy vegan spinach soup with the not-so-secret ingredient potato. You will love this easy soup that can be made easily in 30 minutes.

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Palak Paratha

Stack of palak parathas on a white plate with dollop of chili sauce on top.
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Whole wheat palak paratha (or spinach paratha) is a healthy and delicious unleavened Indian flatbread that is perfect for any time of the day. Serve these spinach roti’s as a side dish with any curry or raita and pickles for breakfast or snacks!

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Palak Puri

stack of puris placed in a plate along with glass of chai and bowls of curry and raita
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Whole wheat puris with the goodness of spinach! This deep-fried spinach puri pairs well with any Indian curry, such as Aloo Rasedar or Chana Masala.

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Oats Spinach Muthiya

Oats Spinach muthiya in  a white plate
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Muthiya is a traditional healthy snack from the state of Gujarat in Western India. It is made with different kinds of flours, vegetables, and spices. The dumplings are steamed and then quickly pan-fried in a tempering of sesame & mustard seeds, curry leaves, and lemon juice.

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Spinach Pakora

close up shot of palak pakoda in white bowl.
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Palak Pakora is a popular Indian snack made with spinach leaves dipped in a spiced gram flour batter and deep-fried. These crispy and flavorful fritters are perfect for enjoying with tea as an evening snack, especially in a rainy day.

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Chana Palak

Chana Palak served in a bowl with a spoon in it
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Chana Palak/Saag Curry is a tried, tested, delicious North Indian recipe made with chickpeas and spinach. A flavorful Indian spinach dish that can be made in under 30 minutes!

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Pumpkin with Spinach

Kumro Palak - Bengali Side Dish
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A winter special dish prepared with pumpkin and spinach (Kumro Palak) is a simple Bengali vegetarian dish. It is not heavily spiced, and the dish comes together in about 30 minutes.

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Palak Pesarattu

Palak Pesarattu in a Iron pan
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Palak Pesarattu is a spinach and mung bean crepe. It’s nourishing and filling, and the color is a gorgeous green. Serve it with mildly spiced aloo masala (potato stir fry) and simple daal or sambar for a satisfying meal.

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Lasooni Matar Palak

Matar Palak in a bowl topped with a tempering.
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Lasooni Matar Palak is a restaurant-style vegan Indian spinach curry. This curry has a wonderful garlic flavor and can be made in 30 minutes!

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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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