Spinach in clove-infused yogurt sauce

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Appears in
The Complete Indian Regional Cookbook: 300 Classic Recipes from the Great Regions of India

By Mridula Baljekar

Published 2017

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The strong flavour of spinach is perfectly matched by the pungent sweetness of cloves in this unusual dish, Palak-dahi Ki Kari, which can be served hot or at room temperature. The yogurt should be thick-set, preferably Greek, so it doesn’t split when heated.


  • 400 g/14 oz spinach, fresh or frozen (thawed if frozen)
  • 200


  1. Put the spinach in a large heatproof bowl, pour over boiling water and stir until the leaves have wilted.

  2. Drain the spinach and rinse in cold water, then squeeze out as much water as possible. If you are using thawed frozen spinach, simp