Capsicum Spinach

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Serves 3

Spinach is an extremely healthy leafy vegetable and this is one of my favourite way of preparing it for my family.

1 big bunch of spinach
(it shrinks a LOT during cooking)
medium onion, grated or chopped finely
tomatoes, blended with their skin
green chillies
a few methi/fenugreek leaves
1/2 tsp
garlic paste
1 tsp
tomato paste/puree
2 tbsp
grated capsicum
1/2 tsp
cumin powder
a pinch of
turmeric powder
salt to taste
3 tbsp
1 tsp
lemon juice
some coriander for garnishing
water as needed

Wash/clean the spinach and get the leaves off the stems. Discard stems and drain the leaves from any excess water, roll a few leaves at a time and chop them into thin slices.

Heat oil in a pan, add a few methi (fenugreek) leaves followed by the onions. Fry until they are a nice light brown, then add a green chilli with slits and the garlic paste. Fry together for a minute then add the capsicum and spices. Let this cook for a bit and release its aroma, then add the tomato paste followed by the chopped spinach. Give them a stir in your pan and add the blended tomatoes and salt. Cover and let this cook, giving it a stir every so often.

The spinach will wilt and reduce drastically in amount. Do not cook the spinach too long, you will lose all the nutrients from it otherwise. About 10 minutes should be good enough. You can add water to help it get done if it dries up too quickly.

Once it's done to your liking, squeeze in the lemon juice then garnish with coriander and serve. :)


hi would you have a recipe for hyderabadi mirchon ka salan.. ive tasted it at a wedding and loved it..i think it had peanut paste too..

Hey. Is cumin powder white zeera powder?

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Yes it is.

Wots capsicum?

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Bell pepper.

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Do not peel the tomatoes. Just wash chop and blend them.

Hey fauzia.. plz tell 1 bunch is appox hw many kg?

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About 400-500gm.

There is no chilly powder in this is chilli balanced in this recipe.i had tried your beef briyani recipe ras malai recipe beef khowsay chocolate moist cake.chicken fajita chicken steak with pepper sauce.all turned out great.thnks.your r sharing ur treasure with us and cooking has become so interesting after getting to know about this website.

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I use 2 green chillies and they give this enough spice. You could add chilli powder if you like, up to your tastes. :)

I just love you Fauzia, my husband looooves your recipes