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Instant Pot Saag (Cooked Spinach)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Pressure release
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 75 kcal
Author: Kiran Dodeja Smith
  • 2 TBSPs coconut oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1-2 TBSP ginger peeled and diced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 1/2 pounds spinach
  1. Press the “saute” button on the Instant Pot and add the oil. Once it melts, add the onion and ginger and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add spices to the pot and stir-fry an additional minute. Hit Cancel.
  2. Add 1 lb. of the spinach, stirring until it wilts (and to prevent onion/ginger/spices from catching) until there’s enough room to add the remaining spinach.
  3. Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and press the Manual button. Adjust to 15 minutes.
  4. Let cool for 10 minutes before reducing pressure.
  5. Remove the lid and use an immersion blender to puree the contents of the pot Alternatively, you can pour the contents into a blender and then serve.
  6. Serve over rice or riced vegetables or with a side of naan.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Saag (Cooked Spinach)
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 381mg17%
Potassium 652mg19%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 10633IU213%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.