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Borani Esfanaj (Spinach-Yogurt Salad or Dip)

 
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Curry Spinach Dip Curry Spinach Dip Curry Spinach Dip

Spinach yogurt dip with a touch of kick. Musky and sweet spices compliment the spinach and tangy yogurt.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

20

min

 

Ingredients

1 each onions
chopped
4 cloves garlic
chopped
1 tablespoon butter
or 2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
or generous dash tabasco sauce
*
½ teaspoon curry powder
vary the cayenne according to your taste and spiciness of your curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin
ground
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
*
10 ounces spinach
frozen chopped, defrosted, or 2 bunches fresh,, cooked and chopped.
1 cup yogurt, plain

Directions

This spinach and yogurt dish is Persian in origin.

The yogurt is redolent with both musky and sweet spices complementing the slightly tart taste of the spinach.

Borani Esfanah is enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish, as a dip to spread on bread or simply scooped up with pita.

Though untraditional, the hot pepper flavoring adds zip if your curry powder is of the mild variety.

Serve with toasted French bread, or pita; or, for a more tactile experience, tear off pieces of warm, soft flour tortillas and scoop up the savory mixture.

  1. Sauté onion and garlic in butter until soft. Add spices and cook a few minutes to rid them of any rawness.

  2. Mix in spinach (and toss to wilt, if using fresh spinach), yogurt, and salt to taste.

Allow to cool and/or chill for flavors to blend before serving. Best served just below or at room temperature.

RECOMMENDED WINE

Accompany with a slightly sweet Gewutztraminer or California riesling (German rieslings fade at the spicy assertion of this dish).

Curry Spinach Dip

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 74g (2.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 6151% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 8% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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