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Borani Esfanaj (Spinach Salad) Recipe

Borani Esfanaj (Spinach Salad) is a popular Russian Salad
Author :
On :
Friday, 3 June, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Salad Recipe
Cuisine :
Russian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 750 gm. Spinach
  • 60 gm. onions, finely chopped
  • 15 ml. oil
  • 2 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • 10 gm. salt
  • 3 gm. freshly ground black pepper
  • 450 gm. yoghurt, nano dok (spice mix) for garnish.
  • To prepare the spice mix
  • 15-45 gm. Ghee
  • 5 gm. Turmeric powder
  • 8 gm. dried mint.
  • How to Make Borani Esfanaj (Spinach Salad):

    1. Trim off roots and coarse stalks from the spinach.
    2. Wash leaves well, discarding any discoloured and damaged ones.
    3. Drain and shred coarsely. In a large casserole dish, heat oil on HIGH for 3 mins. Add onions to the oil and cook on HIGH for 3 mins.
    4. Remove from the oven and add garlic, salt and pepper. Cool.
    5. Place yoghurt in a mixing bowl and add spinach mixture.
    6. Toss well and adjust seasoning. Serve at room temperature, garnished with nano dok (spice mix). To prepare the spice mix
    7. Heat ghee in a small bowl on HIGH for 2 mins.
    8. Stir in turmeric power and cook for 10 seconds until turmeric colours a golden brown.
    9. Crush mint, add to the dish and stir. Let it stand for 5 mins.


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