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Kashmiri Spinach

Ingredients Required:

1 Spinach (Fresh bunches)(s)



1 Spring Onions(s)



Mustard Oil
Mustard Seeds

This is an imaginative way to serve spinach, which adds a little zip to it.  It is a very simple dish, which will compliment almost any curry.


500g/ 1lb/ 2oz spinach or swiss chard or baby leaf spinach

2 tbsp mustard oil

1/4 tsp garam masala

1 tsp yellow mustard seeds

2 spring onions (scallions), sliced


  1. Remove the tough stalks from the spinach
  2. Heat the mustard oil in a preheated wok or large heavy-based frying pan Until it smokes.  Add the garam masala and mustard seeds.  Cover the pan quickly, you will hear the mustard seeds popping inside.
  3. when the popping has ceased, remove the cover, add the spring onions (scallions) and spinach.  Cook stirring constantly, until the spinach has wilted.
  4. Continue cooking the spinach, uncovered over a medium heat for 10-15 mins, until most of the water has evaporated. 
  5. Remove the spinach and spring onions (scallions) with a slotted spoon, draining off any remaining liquid.  
  6. Transfer to a warmed serving dish and serve immediately, while it is still pipng hot.