Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a popular main dish that can be served with any bread or rice. Everybody loves it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the first 7 ingredients in one cup water for about 10 minutes.
  2. When little cold, puree in a blender, adding more water as needed.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  4. Saute the garlic and the spices.
  5. Add cream cheese and spinach.
  6. Cook for 10-15 mins.
  7. to desired consistency.
  8. Note: Add firm tofu pieces if desired.


Most Helpful

Although your spinach recipes vary from 'nice' to 'spectacular', I am a purist where spinach is concerned. Give it to me straight out of the good earth cooked in only the water clinging to the leaves. MAYBE with a dot of butter and/or salt. Maybe! Your site is most enjoyable and my family has had the good fortune to benefit from the many meals based on your recipes.As my kids say: "You Rule!"

Joseph Bahr June 14, 2002

This was great! We used sour cream which I was skeptical about but it turned out delicious and authentic tasting. We also added some fried tofu to make it a main dish and served with garlic naan. Thanks for the recipe :)

sofie-a-toast January 17, 2015

Really very good. Easy to prepare. I substituted 1/3 less fat cream cheese & it worked well. In the future I would not use a full cup of water in the first step - had to simmer finished dish for a long time to reduce it to the consistency that I like... otherwise a great recipe & I suspect a lot healthier than ordering takeout.

msmia September 01, 2008

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