Cut ginger and garlic into small pieces and make ginger-garlic paste.
Take a bowl and boil water in it.Add the cut spinach and leave it to cook for a few minutes,till spinach becomes tender.Otherwise in a microwave safe bowl ,spinach in water can be allowed to cook in the microwave for 2 minutes.
Drain the water and collect the cooked spinach in a bowl.
Step 2 and 3 can be eliminated if cut leaf spinach is bought from frozen foods section of the grocery store.
Add 2-3 tbsp of oil to a pan on the stovetop.Set the heat to medium.
To this oil add the ginger-garlic paste,then asfoetida,then jeera and mustard seeds.Add pieces of the 4 dry red chillies and turmeric powder to these. Leave the contents for about a minute or till the mustard seeds begin to crackle.
Then add the spinach to the contents in the pan.Mix the contents thoroughly and cover the pan with a lid for about 2-3 minutes,till the spinach absorbs the flavors and becomes tender.
Remove the lid,stir the contents and add salt as per taste.
The spicy spinach curry is ready to serve.
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