Saag Gobi


Saag Gobi


I’m a little bit addicted to eating saag gobi and I have been making this a lot over the last couple of weeks.  It’s a fab side dish and low in carbs but I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything.  This recipe was adapted from a few saag aloo recipes I’d seen online.  I served this with oven roasted cod that I seasoned lightly with chilli powder and turmeric. It was really really good- the cod was the perfect partner for the spicy and flavourful saag gobi.



  • 6 tsp oil
  • 1 onion sliced thinly
  • ginger*
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • garlic*
  • 2 fresh chilies finely chopped
  • small/medium cauliflower (gobi)
  • 1 250g bag of fresh spinach

I parboil the cauliflower for about 5 minutes.

In a lidded pan, heat the oil and add the onion and cook until soft. Add the ginger, turmeric, chillies and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.  Add the cauliflower and salt to taste, stir everything really well and cover. Cook until the cauliflower is just soft.  Add the fresh spinach and cook for another 5 minutes until the spinach is nice and wilted and the cauliflower is soft.


*I used  frozen cubes of ginger and garlic you can find at your local supermarket’s freezer section. I find they’re an easy and convenient way to have ‘fresh’ ginger and garlic without all the hassle. Yes, I’m a lazy cook.


  1. February 14, 2014 /

    I like the idea of that – low on carbs, but high on veg. Plenty of taste too.

    • February 25, 2014 /

      It’s very tasty!

  2. February 16, 2014 /

    Lindy that looks and sounds delicious i am looking for recipes that mean i can gut out the carbs as i have a carb heavy diet. …. frozen herbs .. now thats my kind of cooking! x

    • February 17, 2014 /

      I’m always on the lookout for low carb foods and this is just delish- IMHO.

  3. February 16, 2014 /

    Sounds like a really flavoursome dish.

    • February 17, 2014 /

      It really does give you a nice kick- the cauliflower is the perfect veg for all that flavour.

  4. February 19, 2014 /

    Great tip about the frozen ginger cubes – my fresh ginger always goes off because I don’t use it regularly enough so I will definitely look out for those! I’m always looking for different ways to cook with cauliflower and this sounds delicious so will have it to give it a try.

    • February 25, 2014 /

      it really is one of the best things ever! Such an easy ( and lazy) way to use garlic and ginger in recipes.

  5. February 19, 2014 /

    I love the look and sound of this and what a great way to get veg into the diet, I will definitely be trying this one out soon. Thanks for sharing!
    Popping over from #recipeoftheweek

    • February 25, 2014 /

      thanks Sophie for popping over!

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  6. March 1, 2014 /

    Oh my! Yes, please. Sorry I’m popping over later than usual from #recipeoftheweek – Linky Tools went down! Thanks for linking up. I’ve Pinned and Tweeted this post and a fresh linky is open over on the blog x