Sautéed Spinach with Green Tomato

A delicious blend of flavors

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Simple
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Sautéed Spinach with Green Tomato A delicious blend of flavors that will have your family enjoying spinach. A couple of tablespoons of this packs a powerful punch of nutrition with a meal. It’s a snap to make and stores well in the refrigerator for several days.

Sautéed Spinach with Green Tomato


  • Fresh Spinach – 1 lb
  • Green Tomatoes diced – 1/2 cup
  • Crushed chili pepper flakes – 1/4 tsp
  • Black mustard seed – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  • Ground turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • Rasam Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Vegetable Oil – 2 tbs
  • Herb salt – to taste
  • Asafoetida (hing) – 1/4 tsp


Heat vegetable oil ( I use grapeseed or canola oil) in a large flat bottomed skillet and fry the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dal. Add the asafoetida, chili flakes,the other powders, and give a quick stir.

Add the green tomatoes ( a bit of diced fresh ginger and fresh cilantro adds a complex bouquet of flavors) and stir for a minute.

Now add the spinach and lightly salt it and toss gently till it begins to wilt.

Cover and cook for 2 minutes till the spinach is just done.

Serve as a side dish plain, with a drizzle of plain yogurt or with a dollop of greek yogurt.

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