Saturday, 7 February 2015

Ugandan Spinach with Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds or simsim, as they are called in Uganda add a wonderful nutty taste to spinach.






Ingredients
4 cups chopped spinach
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion; chopped fine
2 heaped tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 cup water
2 tomatoes; peeled and chopped fine
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
salt and black pepper to taste

Method
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onions and fry until transparent.
  2. Add the sesame seeds and fry, add water when brown and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, mix and cook for 3 minutes, add the spices and cook for another 3 minutes
  4. Add the spinach, cook until wilted and serve.



I served with chicken in groundnut sauce and rice

serves 4 as a side.

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