Spinach Chutney

By: Kezia Mary
Kezia is a very close family friend of ours from my childhood. She creates recipes in the comfort of her home and as she shares with friends, I am picking those recipes that will help us fighting MS. Here is one recipe made from Spinach and Cilantro. These greens are a must-eat and when prepared this way they can have a lasting effect on your taste buds.

•Spinach - 2 bunches
•Fresh Cilantro or Coriander Leaves - 1 bunch
•Green chillies - 2-3
•Onions - 2 medium
•Tomato - 1 large
•Curry leaves - 1 sprig
•Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 2 tsp.
•Salt - as per taste
•Garlic - 2 pods
•Turmeric powder - half tsp.
•Dhaniya/Coriander powder - half tsp.
•Chilli powder - half tsp. (optional)
•Garam masala - 1 pinch (this is a combo of cinnamon, cloves, anise, cumin and a few other spices)

•Clean and chop the spinach leaves, fry in 1 tsp oil till it wilts; around a couple mins.
•Heat another pan, add another tsp oil, onions, curry leaves, green chilli, chopped garlic; fry till transluscent
•Now to make green paste, take wilted spinach, the fresh cilantro and half of the fried onions and blend into a coarse paste. Set aside
•Add chopped tomatoes to the remaining onions in the pan, cover cook till soft. Then, add all powders and salt, stir well then add above green paste.
•Cook 3-4 mins.
•Remove into a serving bowl. Serve with brown rice or any other Rice Special.