In the north, it is locally known as Chaulai (चौलाई) or lal saag. It is a good source of vitamins C and A, iron and other essential minerals, besides being low in calories.

Low in calories and packed with the goodness of vitamins and minerals, red spinach contains a high content of fibre and water, which can help facilitate weight loss… So, if you happen to maintain a healthy calorific intake, going for nutrient-dense spinach could be a really good choice.

There are lots of variation that you can do with this saag i.e you can add onions, potatoes, tomatoes… But I love this saag like this only i.e. simple and tasty…

Lal Saag/ Red Spinach/Amaranthus ka Saag

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 Peoples


  • 1 Bunch Lal Saag
  • 3-4 Cloves garlic Chopped
  • 1 Pc Green Chili Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Cut the roots and hard stem of the red spinach and wash in water properly.
  • Roughly chopped the red spinach.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadhai and add chopped garlic and green chillies. Saute till golden brown.
  • Now add the chopped red spinach and salt. Mix well and close the lid and let it cook for 5-6 minutes.
  • Open the lid and saute for 1-2 minutes. Red Spinach is ready to serve with hot Chapati or Rice. I love eating with Rice.