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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ethnic                           Salads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1                    Onion, chopped
    4                    Cloves garlic, chopped
    1                    To 2 tbsp butter
      1/2                To 1 tsp tumeric
      1/2                To 1 tsp cayenne pepper (or
                         -a generous dash tabasco
      1/2   ts           Curry powder
    1       t            Cumin
      1/4   ts           Cinnamon
    1       pk           Frozen chopped spinach,
                         -defrosted, or 2 bunches
                         -fresh spinach,
                         Cooked and chopped.
    1       c            Plain yogurt
   This spinach and yogurt dish is Persian in origin, The yogurt is redolent
   with both musky and sweet spices complementing the slightly tart taste of
   the spinach. Borani Esfanah is enjoyed as an appetizer, side dish, or dip
   to spread on bread.  Though untraditional, the hot pepper flavoring adds
   zip. Accompany with French bread, or pita; or, for a more tactile
   experience, tear off pieces of warm, soft flour tortillas and scoop up the
   savory mixture.
   1.  Saute onion and garlic in butter until soft.  Add spices and cook a few
   minutes to rid them of any rawness
   2.  Mix in spinach, yogurt, and salt to taste.
   Drink a slightly sweet Gewutztraminer or California riesling (German
   rieslings fade at the spicy assertion of this dish).
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