Some people do not like Spinach and even they do not give chance to themselves to taste it, but with this recipe you will have very delicious sauteed Spinach with garlic yogurt dip. It is incredibly simple and light but yet delicious and flavorful dish. This is one of the most tastiest spinach dish that you ever tried:). With this recipe my mother converted many people to spinach eaters 🙂
Most important spice for this dish is turmeric with nice orange colour, is called ‘ Zard Chobe’ in Farsi/ Persian language. Taste and colour of beautiful turmeric not only brings a lovely aroma and colour to the dish but also it’s an anti-inflammatory.
400 g Spinach leaves
1 large onion
2 cloves of garlic, grated
3 tbsp cooked yellow split pea
3 tbsp cooked rice
5 tbsp yogurt
1 tsp turmeric
Butter or vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste
How to make it
Cut roots of Spinach leaves. Then wash and rinse Spinach leaves. Place the leaves in a pot, add 50 ml cold water and Cook it for 3 minutes over a medium heat. Remove it from the stove. place the spinach in a colander and let cool. Then chop it finely..
Peel and finely slice onion. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat and add onion. When onion goes golden, add Spinach, cooked rice, fried onion and yellow split peas. Season with salt, turmeric and pepper. Mix well all ingredients together. Cook it for 10 minutes over a low heat.
Meanwhile in a bowl with yogurt, add grated garlic. Combine together. Place yogurt dip in a plate and pour some Spinach top of it. It is very yummy with a slice of bread.