Spinach Chutney (Basale Soppina Chutney)

The other day I bought some Malabar spinach (Basella Alba). This spinach is a climber and grows really well in South India. It is high in Vitamin A, c, iron, and calcium. You can make a stir-fry or throw it into a sambar or dal and it is delicious. While I was wondering what to…

Hot Spinach Dip

I love making appetizers. When I tire of hummus and baba ghanoush, I make this dip. It has been a sure hit every time I have made it. I serve it with breadsticks, crackers or bread. This is a recipe which has been modified from a recipe from Martha Stewart. It is rich and cheesy. …

Keerai Poduthuval ( Stir-fried Greens garnished with coconut)

We all grew up learning about Popeye the Sailor Man and how eating spinach gave him muscles and that it is high in iron. Interestingly it does not have as much iron as was thought. It is a case of a misplaced decimal point. A German chemist in 1870 accidentally recorded that spinach has 35…