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Recipe 4 All: Spinach and Cheese Curry Recipe

Spinach and Cheese Curry

Yield: 4 Servings
lb Spinach, fresh
½lb Ricotta cheese,
3md Brown onions
  Ginger, fresh
1md Tomato
teaspoon Cumin seeds
½teaspoon Turmeric
½teaspoon Red chile powder
2  Cloves
1pn Nutmeg
1pn Mace
1tablespoon Ghee (or use
  Salt (to taste)

Cook the spinach and chop it up. Cut the cheese into about ¾-inch cubes and deep fry a few pieces at a time in oil (a wok is good for this).

Fry the chopped onions in the ghee. When almost brown, add the finely-chopped ginger. Use a medium to high heat. When the onions are golden, reduce the heat and add the skinned and chopped tomato, then the spices and salt. Cover for a few minutes, then add the spinach and salt. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes to let spices penetrate. Add the cheese pieces, mix and serve.


* Indian vegetarian spinach and cheese curry — This is a dish I learned from an Indian lady, at a cooking class. It's simple to make and has a beautifully subtle flavor. As per true curries, it uses raw spices instead of some prepackaged curry powder. Yield: Serves 4 to 6.

* We eat this dish as a meal with rice, although you can use it as one dish along with others.

* The quantities given for the spinach and cheese are very flexible. I never measure or weigh them, just putting in what seems right. Experiment. Similarly, it can be kept hot for a while with no loss in taste or texture.

* In North America, most Ricotta cheese is packed as a pot cheese. This recipe calls for a more solid form of the cheese. Specialty ethnic markets tub of pot Ricotta and wrapping it in a clean cloth to wick the moisture out, leaving the whole assembly in the refrigerator for a week or so, and changing the cloth every day. With such treatment the cheese will gradually solidify enough that you can slice and fry it. Buffalo-milk Mozzarella is a fair substitute, and ordinary Mozzarella is a last-chance substitute.

* Don't fry the cheese too long. It should have a golden exterior and have a marshmallow texture inside. Frying too long makes it hard and dry.

* Use whole cumin seeds and cloves, not the ground variety.

* Like most curries, this reheats splendidly.

: Difficulty: easy to moderate. : Time: 1 hour. : Precision: Approximate measurement OK.

: Peter C. Maxwell, : Department of Computer Science, : University of New South Wales, : Sydney, AUSTRALIA.


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