Stir-fried mushrooms & spinach with golden onions

Stir-fried mushrooms & spinach with golden onions

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Cooking time

Ready in about 45-55 minutes

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Serves 6

A perfect accompaniment to Indian lamb - with a lovely contrast of textures. Superhealthy - this recipe counts as 2 of your 5-a-day

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  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 medium onions, chop one and thinly slice the other
  • 250g pack chestnut mushrooms, quartered
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp garlic paste or 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh root ginger
  • 1 small green chilli, seeded and chopped
  • 4 x 250g bags ready washed young leaf spinach
  • ½ tsp turmeric

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  1. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in your largest pan, sprinkle in the cumin seeds and let them crackle for a few seconds. Add the chopped onion and the mushrooms and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onion has softened and is starting to turn golden.
  2. Sprinkle in the garam masala, add the garlic, ginger and chilli and stir to mix, then throw in a bag of spinach. Cover and cook for just a minute or two until the spinach has wilted and there is room in the pan for another. Repeat until all the spinach has wilted, then season with salt. Remove with a slotted spoon to a warm serving dish and keep warm.
  3. Fry the onion slices slowly with the turmeric in the remaining oil until the onion is golden brown. Serve the spinach hot, sprinkled with the onions.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2003

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rhianthomas1984's picture
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This was a really nice dish. I used normal mushrooms (as that's all i had) and served it with chilli and garlic roast chicken. Full of flavour and low in calories, perfect!

rack-of-ribs's picture

made this for the Girls with veggie curry-really yummy. I had trouble with the golden onions, I burnt them!! still tasty though.

susiem's picture
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I like this recipe. It is a great side dish.

dinnerlady's picture

This was delicious, and very easy to make. The children loved it! I served it as a side dish with a BBC Good Food Chicken Biryani and it was very well received, empty plates all round. I only used one packet of spinach, but I'll do the two next time. It's amazing how it cooks down.