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Bengali Spinach

Cuisine: Indian
Type: Vegetables
Courses: Vegetarian
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2/3 cup 61g / 2.2ozRaw almonds
2 cups 474mlWarm water
3 tablespoons 45mlGhee
1 tablespoon 15mlBlack mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlWhole cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlFenugreek
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlBrown sugar
1/2 tablespoon 7.5mlGrated ginger
1 tablespoon 15mlMinced green chiles
2 lbs 908g / 32ozTrimmed fresh spinach
1/3 cup 30g / 1.1ozShredded coconut
1 tablespoon 15mlSalt
2 tablespoons 30mlWater
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlNutmeg

Recipe Instructions

Soak nuts in warm water for 4 hours or overnight. Drain, wash and drain again.

Heat ghee in a large pot over moderate heat. When hot, but not smoking, add the spice seeds and sugar. Fry until the seeds darken and the sugar caramelizes. Add the ginger, chiles, spinach, nuts, coconut and salt.

Cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes.

Uncover, gently turn the spinach over. Add water if necessary.

Cook for a further 10 minutes. Stir in the nutmeg and heat through for 1 to 2 minutes.

Garnish with lemon and serve.

The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking by Yamuna Devi


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