I also love a side dish that will dress up a meal and this easy one is
excellent with roast lamb or chicken, grilled lamb chops or kebabs.
Recipes similar to this can be found in a number of cuisines including Middle Eastern and Indian, but all are surprising similar – this is my take on this dish.
Spinach in Spiced Yogurt Sauce
1 good-sized bunch spinach
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 red onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, finely
pinch Orcona Smoked Chipotle Flake or dried red chilli flakes
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp turmeric
1 cup Greek-style natural yogurt
1 Remove spinach leaves from stems and wash well. Steam or microwave spinach until wilted. Press to remove excess water, chop and set aside.
2 Place oil, onion, garlic and chipotle flake in a frying pan over a medium heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until onion softens. Add coriander and turmeric and cook, stirring, for 1 minute longer or until fragrant. Add reserved spinach bring to simmering and simmer, stirring, to evaporate any excess liquid. Remove pan from heat and stir in yogurt. Season to taste with salt.
Happy cooking and eating.
Recipe by Rachel Blackmore
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