17 January 2013



2 1/2 cups spinach, washed and chopped
1/2 cup mung beans (alternative: pigeon pea or yellow lentils)
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, finely chopped 
2 cloves garlic, minced
olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp ginger root
2 bay leaves
1 red chilli
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cumin
salt, pepper


wash, drain and cover the beans with cold water and let soak overnight.
cook them with bay leaves for ca. 30 min (until soft), mash and leave aside.
meanwhile wash and chop spinach finely (remove the thick stems if necessary). cook it (ca. 10 min) and blend.
in a large frying pan saute onion, garlic, ginger in 1 tbsp olive oil. add chilli, chilli powder, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. then add tomato and cook for a few minutes. once ready add lemon juice. finally mix in cooked spinach, beans, stir well and bring to boil. remove from fire and add a tbsp of olive oil.
serve with chapati or steamed basmati rice.


  1. This looks so good Ani! I'm going to try it tomorrow!

    1. Mindy! glad to hear it :) in the cold times full of work its so good to have some heavier food.. how are you? would love to hear from you! ive tried to write you many times but never got any reply!