Spinach with Yoghurt Sauce

Ispanak Boranisi

Preparation info

  • To Serve


    • Difficulty


Appears in

Nevin Halici's Turkish Cookbook

By Nevin Halici

Published 1989

  • About

Dishes of leafy green vegetables prepared with a yoghurt and garlic sauce and piping hot butter poured over them are known as borani.


  • 500 g/1 lb spinach, washed and sliced
  • 50 g/2


Melt the fat and fry the onions for 3–4 minutes. Add the spinach, water and salt. Cover the pan. When it comes to the boil, reduce the heat to very low and add the rice. Cook for 15-20 minutes until the rice is tender. Remove the pan from the heat.

Prepare the yoghurt and garlic sauce and stir it into the pan. Turn the spinach out on to a serving dish, melt the butter, pour it over the