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Spinach with Mushroom and Red Pepper
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Serves: 4-6

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1lb fresh or frozen spinach
2 tablespoon corn oil
2 medium onions, diced
6-8 curry leaves
¼ teaspoon onion seeds
1¼ garlic pulp
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon salt
1½ teaspoon ground coriander
1 large red pepper, seeded and sliced
4 oz mushrooms, roughly chopped
8 oz fromage frais
2 tablespoon fresh coriander


  1. If using fresh spinach, blanch it briefly in boiling water and drain thoroughly. If using frozen spinach, thaw first then drain. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick wok or frying pan and fry the onion seeds for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, chilli powder, salt and ground coriander. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add half the red pepper slices and all the mushrooms and continue to stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the spinach and stir-fry for 4-6 minutes.
  6. Finally, add the fromage frais and half the fresh coriander, followed by the remaining red pepper slices. Stir-fry for a further 2-3 minutes before serving, garnished with the remaining fresh coriander.

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vickycat says...
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What can I use as a substitute for fromage frais? I'm in India.
Apr 30, 2010 (report abuse)

irt says...
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That's a tough one but you might try blending small curd cottage cheese (or maybe paneer) and plain yogurt (curds). Don't know if it will work out but it's worth a try. Please report back in comments if it was successful!
Apr 30, 2010 (report abuse)

Wahid says...
Rating is 3

i'm the opposite. i love love love cnehise soups! can't live without them in fact. i have yet to try this soup. usually i dun like fish based soup as they tend to be a little fishy... but this one looks good. probably bcos i like coriander, century eggs an
Apr 20, 2014 (report abuse)



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