Indian Spicy Spinach

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 85.2
  • Total Fat: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 17.8 mg
  • Sodium: 43.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g

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Number of Servings: 7


    1 or 2 bunches spinach (about 1 lb. after removing stems) or 20 oz frozen spinach
    2 tablespoons margarine
    2 tablespoons oil
    2 large onions, finely sliced
    2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
    1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    1/2 teaspoon black cumin seeds, optional
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    1 teaspoon chili powder, optional
    1 teaspoon salt, or to taste


1. Wash spinach well in several changes of water and remove tough stalks if using fresh or defrost frozen.

2. Heat margarine 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 two. 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.

3. Stir all together, 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 from sticking to pan. Serve with rice, chapatis or other Indian breads.

Serving Size: makes approx 8 1/2 cup servings

Number of Servings: 7

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EMMIEGIRL757.

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