Spiced Coconut Spinach

The perfect simple, spinach side dish - toast a few spices, add a pile of shredded spinach to the skillet, and finish things off with a burst of lemon juice and some shredded coconut.

Spiced Coconut Spinach

This is a quick post for an easy, fast and spinach-packed side dish. It's the type of thing I get excited about - simple, but bold on flavor. Even better, all the ingredients come together in one pan. I stumbled on this recipe for Coconut-laced Spiced Spinach as I was flipping through Anjum Anand's book new book, in early 2011. Not much more than ten minutes later, we were sitting down to the table with it as part of our meal. I’ve cooked variations of in endlessly in the years since.
Coconut Spiced Spinach Recipe

Spiced Coconut Spinach: The Technique

The key here is having all your ingredients cleaned, prepped and ready to go. You toast a few spices, add a pile of shredded spinach to the skillet, and finish things off with a burst of lemon juice and golden-toasted coconut.
Coconut Spiced Spinach Recipe

A Few Ideas

I think I'm so excited about this in part because it is so versatile. While it makes a great side - I also like it in, on and under lots of things. Case in point, alongside one of these special quesadillas. It's also great on an open-faced veggie burger, in tacos, in a wrap, over brown rice or farro, etc. I also like to make a meal of it with some grilled tofu, paneer, or fried egg. Let me know if you end up making it, and what you do with it! 
Coconut Spiced Spinach Recipe

The Spice Profile & Variations

The cumin is really nice here, I’ve dialed it up over the years. My advice? Don't skimp. The same goes for the red pepper profile. I’ve added more over time, but it’s one of those things where you really just want to add it to your liking. I talk through some other ideas in this list of variations as well.

  • Add-ins: I often add other extra quick-cooking vegetables to the skillet along with my spinach. Segments of thin asparagus work well, as does small broccoli or cauliflower florets.
  • Herb It Up: If I have any fresh herbs on hand - chopped cilantro, basil, chives, and/or dill - adding them after the spinach has cooked is a nice way to experiment with the flavor profile.
  • Swap your chiles: Use a chopped serrano chile in place of the red chile flakes for a greener spiciness.
  • Burst of Ginger: Mince a small knob of peeled ginger along with the garlic-shallot paste if you love ginger.

Coconut Spiced Spinach Recipe

Cooking Spinach

The main thing to remember - resist the urge to overcook the spinach. You want to cook it just long enough for it to collapse, cook through, and brighten up. And keep in mind it continues to cook after you pull it from the heat.

Hope you like this as much as I do. And thank you Anjum for the inspiration - I'm really enjoying the Ayurvedic angle of this book.

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As I mention up above, this spinach makes a great side. I can also imagine it on an open-faced veggie burger, in a taco, in a wrap, etc. Or make a meal of it with some grilled tofu, paneer, or fried egg. You can easily make this vegan by using oil instead of ghee/butter.

Ingredients
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon ghee, clarified butter, or sunflower oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup finely sliced asparagus, optional
  • 8 oz / 225g freshly chopped spinach, well washed, stems trimmed
  • squeeze of lemon plus zest
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened wide-strip coconut, lightly toasted
Instructions
  1. Place the shallot and garlic on a cutting board, sprinkle with the salt, and chop/mash everything into a paste.
  2. Heat the oil in your largest skillet over medium heat. Add the seeds and let them toast a bit. Stir in the red pepper flakes and let cook for a minute. Stir in the asparagus if you're using it, let cook roughly another minute, then stir in the garlic-shallot paste and all of the spinach. Keep stirring until the spinach starts collapsing a bit, and brightens up - barely any time at all - perhaps a minute.
  3. Finish with a bit of fresh lemon juice and the coconut.
Notes

Serves 2-3.

Inspired and adapted from the Coconut-laced Spiced Spinach recipe in Anjum Anand's Eat Right for your Body Type: The Super-Healthy Detox Diet Inspired by Ayurveda.

Serves
3
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
 
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I haven’t seen a coconut spinach combo, I’m curious now, I’m going to try this soon. And the comment section makes me hungry. Thanks!

hungryinthailand

This was so good! The flavours were absolutely delicious!5 stars

Olivia J

Not sure what I will make to accompany this, but I’m pretty sure I’d be trying it with coconut oil!

Cara

ps: and instead of asparagus, which i think sounds great, we used broccolette (young broccoli) since we had it in the fridge. really nice for texture.

barbra

i made this tonight, doubled the cumin and used coconut oil instead of ghee. my man and i loved it!! thanks for the great recipe.
we ate it with leftovers… rick bayless’ green rice, and yucatan grilled chicken. a really great match.

barbra

I would never have thought to put this combination together. It looks delicious!

nuha

I have 3 big tubs full of spinach in my fridge and was wondering what to do with them!

Eva @ Sycamore Street Press

I love the bright green of the spinach! Our CSA has been sending sorrel, I wonder how that would taste mixed in with its lemony flavor??? Is the ghee necessary for flavor or could I substitute olive oil! Divine, Heidi!
HS: You can swap in olive oil, or coconut oil, or butter – they’ll each bring their own unique flavor profile.

Amanda

Made this for dinner tonight. Didn’t have either of the seeds, so used ground. Super yum!! Will definitely make it again.

Lowell

I made this tonight and served it on top of West African Yam and Bean patties. Really really lovely! I doubled up on all the spice and maybe even a bit more of the coconut- since i love it so much. Heaven.

Michelle SaintOnge

Heidi, I just made this except I used just-picked snap peas instead of spinach, and brown mustard seed instead of yellow, since that’s what I had. Oh, and I omitted the garlic because I got too lazy. Anyhow, it was delicious and, throughout the whole meal, I kept exclaiming “this tastes so authentic! wow!”

Widfrau

Saw your recipe today, and strangely, we have a surfeit of coconut in the house right now: canned shredded, and two whole ones. I would add some baked pecan and coconut crusted tofu for your protein.
Cannot wait to try your recipe!

Alexandra of Silvermine

In Sri Lankan cuisine, it is very common to make this dish with any sort of leafy-green vegetable – it is called “mallung”.

Liz

This looks wonderful and so different! I have never thought to pair coconut with spinach like you have done here. I will have to try it sometime.

Nicola (unhip squirrel)

I made this yesterday and liked it so much that I made it again today. Today I made it without the asparagus but I added some dried cranberries just before removing it from the skillet. Delicious and so easy. Definitely a keeper.

toccata

This sounds delicious! I have some swiss chard on hand. I think I’ll make it with that!

Chef Penni

Your photography is mouthwatering. Can’t wait to make the real thing?

Jim Jondreau

It’s really delicious! thank you for having reminded the recipe. I saw it a few months ago (in Anjoum’s ‘The super-healthy diet’), but I’ve never tested it…now it’s done.
(and I love your new book too!)
Greetings from Switzerland!

Bea

Where can you get unsweetened coconut? I want to make this tonight. Just bought wonderful organic spinach at the farmers market this a.m.

Julie

I can’t wait to try this! I’m making it tonight, adding the mushies from the fridge and serving alongside grilled fish. Just the sort of simple, vegetable-rich meal my boyfriend and I love.

Cat

Love, love the combination of spinach and coconut! It looks mouthwatering.

Brooke

This was delicious! I tweeked it a little with the spices and maybe undercooked the spinach a bit to not over cook it but it was so good! My boyfriend and I loved it and can’t wait to make it again! Soooo fast to.

Olivia

Heidi,
New reader, but just wanted to say I love your site. I am constantly trying to find healthy but innovative recipes and I feel like I hit the jackpot with yours! I just moved very close to Berkeley Bowl and it’s my goal to try every item in their gigantic produce section..with your recipes I just may do it.

Caroline

I just made this for my hubby and I to share. I was out of sunflower oil so I subed in grapeseed oil. And instead of mustard I used curry. Hubby just walked through the house saying that smells……gooooooood! I left out the asparagus but will probably add it next time along with the mustard seed but it was really tasty the way I made it. The coconut makes this wonderfully unique dish.

Sabrina Webb, RD

Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe.

TamaraEsq (DomesticEsq)

Just made this for dinner and it was incredible. I’m so happy.

Lis

Yum! All my favorites in one. Can’t wait to try it. Thinking of taking it on a road trip. Will it keep well as left overs? Thanks.
HS: I think it’s best served just cooked. That said, don’t let me discourage you!

Brenda

FYI- In Swahili cooking, its common to cook spinach in coconut milk, along with a base of some onions, tomatoes and some peppers. (other veggies are commonly added).

Jonathan

How lovely. I adore coconut and know I would really enjoy this, so thanks!

Mindy

Awesome recipe. I love Ayurvedic ideas!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance

Love this idea..This dish is so pretty!

Lindsey

Hi reminds me of a dish long ago I remember makng wraps of raw spinach leaves filled with coconut, crushed peanuts, finely chopped green onions, tiny dried shrimp, several others , all drizzled with honey yum do you know of this dish? Thanks, love your site.

Karen

I made this for dinner last night. Used coconut oil instead of the butter or veg oil. Turned out delicious anyway! What an amazing, healthy recipe.
THanks!

Adham

i really enjoy the simplicity here. thanks for sharing!

beth

Thanks, Heidi. This was delicious. I served it on top of quinoa and put cubed avocado on top. Yum. I just ordered your new cookbook. It should be here tomorrow and I’m excited!

Andi Sutherland

This is what I love about your recipes. Got into the kitchen with this recipe and substituted so many ingredients I made something entirely different – but just as delicious! Followed the process though, and the seasonings – almost! Thanks for the inspiration – at least it gets me experimenting! Cheers x

Ruth Stephens

Oh my that looks simply wonderful!
I love wilted spinach, typically I put bacon in mine..lol..
Maybe I’d better try this healthier version!

Rocky Mountain Woman

I think would also be great with the spinach left raw,

Frank

This was incredible. I’ve never liked asparagus, but I’ve been trying to befriend it since it is an early spring treat (or so I’ve heard)… and in this dish, the spices allowed the bitterness of the asparagus to mellow in their wake!
I had to make some subs, didn’t have all the seeds handy or shallots, so used some spring onions to saute (rather than paste) and coriander with cumin.
Will make this again and again!

Naomi

Love this! Sadly, my hubby does not at all like the texture of cooked spinach, but on the bright side, more for me! I loved this mix of flavors and I think I will try the same technique with some different veggies next time.

Lara

I have to try this recipe! I liked the spinach.

Heva

I made this last night, OMG! It was delicious! I could have eaten the whole thing. I served it with quinoa and walked some up to my sister’s house in the side yard. She told me this morning she ate the whole plate, and that was after she had already had her own supper. I did use asparagus too.
Thank you so much, I just love your blog! The most interesting food ideas, among other things.

Robin Roncari

I am a huge fan of Indian spinach dishes. There is an amazing restaurant in my hometown of Stellenbosch (South Africa) called Bhukara where they have this pureed spinach as a side dish. Never been able to copy it! But the flavours you used for your spinach sounds like it might get close, so I’ll have to try it!

The Food Fox - Ilse van der Merwe

What a lovely combination of ingredients! It looks like a great dinner party dish too. Can’t wait to try it.

Anne

This look delish! And from a British chick (Anjum) too! Bonus!
I have two of her books and love them both to bits!

Ruth

I can’t wait to try this recipe! Spinach is a part of our daily menu, somehow, someway, and the coconut addition sounds very exciting!

Rolanda Connors

Another winning dish from you, Heidi! Thanks for rescuing the spinach in my frig from the same old recipe tonight.

Jennifer

Simple, but not boring, recipes are my favorite. This looks so interesting!

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}

I’ve followed your blog for a few months now and have been in awe of your ability to throw seemingly random flavours together to make something absolutely delicious. I tried this recipe last night as a side to the pappardelle with spiced butter and it was a happy dinner indeed. Thank you for inspiring us!
HS: Sounds like a great combo Reva!

Reva

I would have never thought of putting spinach and coconut together but since they are two of my favorite things I’ll have to try this one. Great photos as always.

Ciao Florentina

wow! YES PLEASE! great recipe!

Moni'sMeals

I really like the way you showed a way you would serve this as a lunch or supper. One less decision to make tonight. Thx.

suncatcher

Instead of red chilli flakes, powdered black pepper 1]2 teaspoon can be added. while seasoning, pinch of asofoetida can be added.

Revathi

I was thinking about taking a stab at homemade paneer cheese this weekend and this sounds like the perfect accompaniment. And even if the cheese doesn’t turn out, at least I know I’ll have a delicious meal anyway. Thanks for sharing!

Adriane

This sounds like a heavenly combination of flavours. I adore cumin seeds and to pair that with coconut and spinach must be so delicious! I can’t wait to try this.

Maria @ Scandifoodie

P.S. Yes, whole dish all eaten up by my lonesome! Fabulous! Btw i added the shallot and garlic with the red pepper flakes and sauteed all of that for about 3 minutes before adding the spinach.

Katherine Deumling (Cook With What You Have)

Oh my god. . eating this for lunch this minute. I fried an egg and topped it with that. I’m going to eat the whole batch in one sitting. So lovely Heidi. Thanks for sharing. Oh and I only had larger, flaked coconut that i broke up a bit in my hand and toasted. completely wonderful.

Katherine Deumling

awesome recipe – i am always looking for interesting things to do with spinach.

laura @ glutton for nourishment

this would be great to use in an Indian tofu scramble recipe with spinach, but use this spinach recipe instead. and served with curry potatoes

Shelley

Exactly what I was looking for. Thx for the, as always, clear and inspiring post.

Cathy/ShowFoodChef

This flavor combination sounds wonderful, especially with throwing a fried egg into the mix!

Anne @ Baking Me

I love cooking up my spinach in some coconut oil but, as much as I love it, I NEVER thought of cumin, or shredded coconut!
Thanks for the great idea!

Amy

I will happily eat spinach in any shape, form or size. Add coconut to the mix and I’m practically swooning! Also, the simplicity of the whole thing doesn’t hurt either!

Katy from DiningwithDusty

I am having friends to dinner – planning on making the the curry noodles (Big Slurp….) from Super Natural Cooking, and I think this might be a nice side. I’ll let you know!

Kathleen Curran-Cheng

I am always looking for something new to do with spinach. This sounds like a winner with my husband; he loves spicy foods. Thanks

Kathy Wolf

This sounds delightful. I love simple versatile dishes that whip up in minutes. That is perfection.

France @beyondthepeel

Oh my, this sounds good! I have everything to make it too, except for the spinach, so I’ll use some kale instead, yum!

Jacqui

Great idea! It might even work (cold or hot) with chickpeas or lentils as a main dish. How about sauteeing the garlic and spices and tossing with uncooked chopped spinach as a salad?

Donna at Cooking + Praying

No matter how low the heat, my mustard seed become crunchy but too bitter to eat. I’ve solved the problem by substituting mustard oil in the recipes calling for seeds and adding Nigella (black seeds) when required for color and crunch.
I’ll be using it in this recipe as well.
You might like to try it too.

jan dash

This is so unique, but it looks great! My husband loves cooked spinach, I’ll have to try this twist on it.

Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews

Since i am now addicted to your special quesedillas, this whole meal looks awesome! I love the coconut.

Katie@Cozydelicious

Sounds delightful. I am always looking for new ways to cook greens, I am sure it be great with other greens like kale or chard too.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Melissa

This sounds like a lovely way to cook spinach! I’ve been a bit of a rut lately with my vege side dishes, so I’ll definitely be giving this a try! I love the addition of cumin and coconut. How delightful!

Brooke (The Flour Sack)

Mmmm, love the mustard and cumin seeds! And how versatile this is. Our local asparagus is going to be ready very soon and I’ve started some spinach in my garden. How awesome would that be to use a bunch of my local ingredients.

Heidi @ Food Doodles

This is like no spinach I’ve ever had… and it looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

Stephanie

Fabulous flavour combinations here, way to rock-star spinach up. I love the sound of it over farro too, yum!
Heidi xo

Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

I have come to love fresh spinach…so flavorful and I bet this coconut pairs nicely….asparagus is another of my favorites so I am excited to create this dish. Thanks Heidi…

The Healthy Apple

Totally inspired Heidi. I love to make a quick creamed spinach so today I threw in some toasted coconut and mashed garlic, spooned it over a pile of lemony quinoa and it was divine. Thank you~

Gretchen

Thanks, Heidi. I’ve been needing to change up my spinach routine for a while now. I love creamed spinach, but it doesn’t quite feel like the season for it anymore.

Katie

Well, that is exciting. Off to buy the spinach now.l

Sarah S.

Looks lovely! I’m going to make it tonight with some cardamom brown buttery rice! Thanks.

The Grazer

I have this wonderful husband that cannot get enough spinach. Seriously it is all he wants to eat since the day I met him. I have never thought of adding a bit of coconut but this is a wonderful idea!

Michelle

I made this for lunch today…It was as promised…quick, easy and DELICIOUS! I only had ground mustard and cumin, but it was still delicious!!! I will make this often!

Meg

All kinds of vegetables lend themselves to this kind of preparation green beans, cabbage, carrots, broccoli.

indosungod

I love green recipes with plenty of spices, aromatics and heat alike. It feels good to eat like this. Thanks Heidi.

dishchronicles

Love this flavour combination, Heidi. We’re heading into winter here in Australia so there is an abundance of greens both in the markets & the veggie patch – we’ll definitely give this one a go (although we might have to wait a few months before we try it with asparagus).

Erin @ she cooks, she gardens

Oooh, I really like the sound of this dish. It seems like it would be really fragrant and just bursting with flavor!

Jen @ keepitsimplefoods

This sounds wonderful. I love spinach. I had a spinach salad for dinner last night and as a kid growing up I ate so much of it that everyone called me Popeye. Yum and with coconut too it sounds fantastic.
I’m looking forward to trying this. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki Bensinger

That is an interesting spinach dish, I have a spinach dish I had planned to make and I think I will incorporate some of this dish, sort of a combination of the two. Thanks for the inspiration.
~Brenda

Sense of Home Kitchen

This is the change up my greens need. We are nearly sick of asparagus, but it is still everywhere, so this is a nice way for it to take a back seat a different treatment. Thanks.

Amanda at Enchanted Fig

This sounds perfectly gorgeous, and is just the thing to make the everyday something special. Know I’m gonna love it! – S

Oui, Chef

Heidi thank you for sharing this simple meal. I just had a baby and appreciate tasty and quick meals. There is not much time for extensive food prep these days! I’m going to toss this spinach recipe with some quinoa!

Noelle @ greenlemonade.com

This sounds great! I love to flash cook spinach and this will expand what I do with it, but I have a question about the shallots: Are there three shallots in this recipe? The way they are listed, but not mentioned as being used in two different ways has me wondering. Thanks!

Jane Hasenmueller

Yum. We used to make a similar dish at a restaurant I once worked at. But it was more south east asian inspired with ground roasted rice in it too. That book sounds amazing! It’s going to be added to my out-of-control Amazon wish-list!

emm

This looks fantastic!
We’ve been picking spinach and asparagus daily here and I’m running out of ideas. Thanks for this!

Kasha

I love the photo of the hands. Beautiful action photo! I have not been brave enough to venture there.

Honestly Good Food

Great combination, I’ve never thought of that before. Sounds & looks delicious!

Karissa

I love the greens + coconut combination – recently made coconut milk-braised mustard greens with curry and it was delicious. Your version seems lighter for spring and so perfect for all the tender green leafies at the greenmarkets right now!

nancy

Looks yummy. I don’t have any spinach just now, but I’m thinking about trying it with the red chard and/or braising greens I have in the fridge…

Kathleen

Why not use coconut oil in place of the ghee for more coconuty goodness?
HS: Great idea Jennifer!

Jennifer Jo

I’m finally contributing to the food blog community after years (literally) of lurking. Thanks for being one of the pathfinders!
Spinach and coconut look so savory together. This could also be really good with potatoes as a baked samosa stuffing.
Another variation to try (very South Indian) is finely chopped green cabbage with coconut and turmeric. No one expects it to go together, so you have the fun of telling your friends there’s coconut in an unexpected place.
HS: Love these ideas.

domestic bedouin

First, thanks for the vegan option (sunflower oil)! Second, this looks like my kind of breakfast! I love a savory breakfast filled with greens!

JL goes Vegan

typical south indian dish. this is how every day we make our sides for rice or chapathi.

neela

Hi Heidi–I’m curious, looking at the title of the book, and since you commented on the ayurvedic slant—is this recipe specified for any one ayurvedic body type? I’d be interested to know.

Sarah

I have such a hard time with spinach because people always cook it into a soggy ball. I like that you made it into a sort of chiffonade and then just kissed it with heat. I’ll definitely try it this way next time.

Georgia Pellegrini

this sounds like spinach that has been properly kicked up the bum! yummy! as much as i truly adore asparagus ill be leaving it out for fear that the dish gets confusing. lovely photos as well.

thetwicebitten

yum! this is a very typical south indian style of preparing vegetables. try it with thinly sliced green beans, it is spectacular! it also works well with carrots, beets, cabbage, chayote squash, pumpkin….the list goes on and on! instead of chili flakes, i tend to break a dried arbol chili in half and add it to the ghee/cumin/mustard seed mixture (called TADKA), and then throw in the veg and then the coconut. it’s great with rice, or chapati!

suman

Hey, we’ve got some shallots unaccounted for here…could you clarify? Looks amazing.

Rachel

This is a very interesting twist to greens….I should try that tonight with the swiss chard I got from the farmers market. I have made spinach very often with this spice combination and potatoes or beans but without the coconut. The combination of spices you used also works great with crunchy shredded cabbage with a few curry leaves thrown in at the beginning and toasted peanuts and minced cilantro leaves tossed in at the end. You can also add peas/favas or cooked split lentils to this.

venita

I added cooked soba noodle and tossed the all thing together. Delicious!

Elisa

I’ve just received both your cookbooks from Amazon this week after following your blog for about a year. I LOVE them and am so excited about trying out the recipes. They are so well written, beautifully photographed and your enthusiasm and love of good, healthy food comes across loud and clear. My husband and I love having non-veggie friends round and serving them up interesting and tasty veggie food.. It’s going to get even better now!
Thank you Heidi!

Janette Kidd

This sounds amazing! I love the title too. Great recipe.

Katrina

Great recipe! Thanks for sharing. This is reminiscent of a Sri Lankan dish which uses lacinato kale instead of the spinach. Add home-made coconut sambal for a little extra kick.

KW

Looks like a great side dish! I love the addition of coconut on top.

sally

So good, so healthy! Yum!

Joy

Well this is not veggie… but I just made some salmon “burger” patties tonight (made with almond flour)- and this spinach topping might give them a really interesting twist. I’ll check it out with leftovers tomorrow. I like the versatility here.

Niki (of SI)

i love the flavors you used. veggies + coconut is always a winner for me. I make rice with coconut milk and add veggies like asparagus and green beans…need to try this…just skip the rice and go for the coconut and veggies. looks PERFECT!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

Very interesting. I think I’ll give this a shot. I’m glad the asparagus is optional though.

pRiyA

This sounds really good, but I’m confused about the amount of shallots to use. Three shallots total?

Molly

This is so my kind of recipe. I love spinach so much. I’ve never thought to combine it with coconut!

Michelle | Gold-hearted Giel

Way to kick spinach up in an absolutely amazing way! This looks SO good!

Sues

Not only do I love toasted coconut but I like all of the items that you paired this spinach dish with. We’ve been eating quite a few spinach salads for lunch and this would be a nice way to change things up a bit. Thank you 101.

Snippets of Thyme

I like the combination of spinach and coconut 🙂

Katarina

I like making spinach as a side dish because it’s so unbelievably quick to cook. This coconut version sounds like a must-try and a winner.

Nisrine M.

This sounds so great. I’m not a super huge fan of cooked spinach but may that is because every time I’ve had it the cook, over cooks it. Wen I make this, I promise I won’t over cook the spinach.

Gwenever@Apron Apeal

hi heidi,
is anjum’s new cookbook a vegetarian one? i thought it might be since it’s based on ayurveda, but went to the amazon page and couldn’t tell from the description. if it’s not, could you tell me how many of the recipes are meat based? thanks! janki
HS: Hi Janki – Anjum’s book isn’t vegetarian. That said, it is HUGE. And there are endless vegetarian recipes in it. I was just tagging recipes to try from it again this afternoon, and kept thinking to myself I’ll never be able to get through them all!

janki

Really? You say these flavors worked well together? I’ll have to believe you since the other recipes on your site have all been fav’s of ours. I love spinach and I have some shaved coconut I’ll try to make work. Coconut oil would work well, yes?

Gwen@SimplyHealthyFamily

i can DEFINITELY handle the heat and would love the extra cumin and pepper. what a heavenly side dish!

Heather (Heather's Dish)

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with creamed vegetable quiches, and I think this would be an excellent addition to a creamed sweet potato and cabbage quiche! But, I really love it as a side dish – so simple and healthy. Thank you for sharing!

Ashlae

It is so easy to get into an Italian rut with greens — olive oil, garlic, a dash of hot pepper. It’s a GRAND rut, but there are so many more options.
I’ve not taken my greens down the Indian road in some time, and have never included coconut in the mix. I can’t wait.

molly

I would never think to put those flavors together but it sounds delicious! Your cooking philosophy sounds like mine: simple, but never boring!

Amanda (Eating Up)

Anjum anand’s recipe is very close to kerala’s thorans. For this one, just search for ‘spinach thoran’. I love making thoran with red chard. Your prep looks great !

Su

I love your recipes. I thought of you this weekend when I dined at the Palm Springs restaurant, John Henry. I had am amazing salad- warm grilled eggplant(sliced very thin like carpaccio) topped with diced tomatoes and chopped garlic and a chiffonade of basil drizzled with an oil and vinegar dressing. It was so simple but soooo tasty. You have to try it!

Linda M

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