Malai spinach is basically a North Indian cuisine. It is delicious and served as a vegetable side dish with rice, toast.It can be used as a filling in Dosas.


  • Red Chilly powder                                       1 pinch.
  • Coriander powder                                         1/2 spoon.
  • Black pepper powder                                    1/4 t spoon.
  • Nutmeg Powder                                            1 pinch.
  • Turmeric powder                                           1/4 t spoon.
  • Hot Spices                                                     1 t spoon.
  • Clarified butter                                              3 Spoon.
  • Butter                                                             4 Spoon.
  • Asafoetida                                                     1 pinch.
  • Fresh Spinach                                                1 kg.
  • Salt                                                                 1 t spoon.
  • Fresh milk cream/Malai                                 1/2 Cup.   

How to make Malai Spinach :-

1. wash the Spinach leaves well,drain the water and chop finely.

2.Make a paste mixing the red chilly powder,Coriander powder,black pepper powder,nutmeg powder,turmeric powder and hot spices with water in a pot.

3.Put a pan on a oven. Heat clarified butter on medium flame add asafoetida. After few seconds add the paste of spices.Cook for 2 minutes.

4.add the washed and finely chopped spinach.Sprinkle salt to taste.Cover the pan with lid and cook for 6 to 8 minutes.Now replace the cover and cook with occasional stir without lid to dry away the water.

5. Once the majority the water has been vaporized off, add the fresh milk cream/malai.

6.Stir it till the malai spinach is moist but not watery.

Now the malai Spinach is ready to serve with steaming plain rice.

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