Spicy Fried Spinach
1 or 2 bunches
2 tablespoons ghee
2 tablespoons oil
2 large onions, finely sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh
1 teaspoon cumin seed
black cumin seeds, optional
1/2 teaspoon ground
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon chili powder, optional
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Wash spinach well in several changes of water and remove tough stalks.
Heat ghee and oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion until
golden, then add garlic and ginger and fry, stirring, for a further minute or
Add seeds, ground spices and salt and mix well, then turn in
the spinach with only the water that remains on the leaves after washing.
Toss in the spicy mixture, then turn heat very low and cook
uncovered, stirring frequently, until spinach is cooked. It may be necessary to
add a little more water to prevent spinach sticking to pan.
Serve with rice, chapatis or other Indian breads.
Serves 4 to 6.