Lal Bhaji Saag | Red Spinach Stir Fry

Lal Bhaji Saag | Red Spinach Stir Fry

I like red spinach or lal bhaji especially due to the colour and whenever we go to Little India I try to get fresh green if available.  DH got 2 bunch of red spinach and I made my favourite saag  & it's hardly requires 5 ingredients...how simple is that?


Red Spinach - 1 bunch
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green Chili - 2-3 chopped
Garlic - 1 tbsp chopped
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp


1. Cut and discard root, wash 3-4 times under tap and finely chop spinach.
~ If you want discard the stems too but I finely chop the steam and use.

 Well, I used the spinach after 3 days so it looks like this otherwise it was very fresh.
 Now a tip: if you are unable use any leafy veggie for 2-3 days then just wrap the veggie in newpaper or tissue paper properly including stems, root and keep in fridge.    Check every day if the green is not getting wilt and change the newspaper once it starts to get dump. 

2. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin let it crack, and add chopped garlic and green chilli and sauté until garlic becomes golden brown.

3. Now add the spinach and give a good stir and cook in medium-slow flame for 10-12 minutes or until spinach is cooked and oil starts to separate (do stir in intervals to avoid burning), now add salt and mix well, cook again for 2 minutes.
Our bhaji is ready.  Have with rice, dal/sambar..I like with just rice.

Have a good day ~~