Mom used to say that I would not eat anything other than spinach rice when I was young. I love them very much. At that time I didn’t know that Spinach is rich in 9 vitamins such as C, A, K, E, B1, B2, B6, folic acid and even vitamin PP (new name for Niacin). Spinach is rich in potassium, magnesium and beta carotene. Potassium helps in building muscles and beta carotene helps in eye sight. Because of high magnesium content, Spinach helps to prevent diabetes and if you have diabetes in your family it might help you to prevent diabetes (genetic based) as an older adult. It is good as body cleanser too and you can read more from here. This may be reason Popeye (cartoon character) recommended that spinach is good for you.
What you need
Spinach: 1 bunch (Washed and chopped)
White hulled sesame seed: ½ teaspoon (Lightly toasted)
Salt: ½ teaspoon
Turmeric powder: ⅛ teaspoon
Cumin powder: ¼ teaspoon
Chili powder: ¼ teaspoon
Garlic: 2 clove (Chopped)
Mustard seeds: ¼ teaspoon
Onion: ¼ of Big Onion
Olive oil: 1 teaspoon
How I made
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a skillet and add mustard seeds, and as it starts crackling add onions and fry them for 6 minutes on a medium flame.
Adjust the spice and salt.
In another pan lightly toast the sesame seed and keep aside.
Add toasted sesame seeds to cooked spinach mixture.
Enjoy with rice and curry, or use as a layer between two toasted bread as sandwich.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Serving: 2 if conservative 3
Will you make it again: Yes I will
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This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.