7 tbs mustard oil
1/8 tsp ground asafetida
1 bunch fresh spinach leaves (thick stems removed), washed and chopped
1 bunch fresh mustard greens (thick stems removed), washed and chopped
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 green chili minced
1 inch piece of ginger, roughly cut up
6 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilli powder (cayenne pepper) - optional
salt to taste
Heat the oil in a very large pan till it smokes as this will burn away the pungency of the oil. Add asafetida and then all the spinachand mustard seeds.
Stir fry the spinach. Add the turmeric, chilli powder, green chili, ginger, garlic salt. Continue to stir fry the spinach with the spices. Now add 1 cup water - transfer the dish in a clay pot and cook in the oven for 1/2 hour.