Sauteed Spinach with garlic yogurt dip

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.




pitta bread (Naan)

Naan is a kind of bread which is very important part of cuisines in the Middle East. In Iran we have different types of bread (Naan) which in my previous posts I have shared several recipes for Persian flat breads naan.

Yesterday I baked these beautiful Pitta breads which is very popular in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines and resembles to Iranian flatbread ( Taaftun bread naan).


If you want to taste pitta bread, so try this simple -quick dough. This home made pita breads are fluffy, soft, flat, easy to make and easy to eat 🙂

And equally goes well with variety of  kebab, falafel, dip aubergine, burgers and sandwiches…




350 g strong flour

1tsp salt

160ml warm milk

80ml warm water

1tsp active dry yeast

1tsp sugar

1tbsp Olive oil+ extra for baking



Combine milk- water, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Cover the bowl and let to rest for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes add 1tbsp olive oil to the yeast mixture.

In another bowl, mix flour with salt and dried or chopped fresh herbs. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and combine well.

Transfer the dough on a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until you have a smooth dough.

Brush the bowl with some oil and add the dough . Cover it with a kitchen towel and let to proof for 1 hour until doubled in size.

Place the dough on a floured surface. Press on the dough to remove the air and divide it into 5 equal sized pieces.

Using a rolling pin, and roll out each piece of dough to a circle shape as you see in the photo.


Heat the oil in a pan, and cook the pita bread for 2 minutes on each side in the pan until they puff up , as you see in the photo.

Serve it with kebab, or chicken, cheese and herbs. Soooooo tasty bread.