Thursday, September 16, 2010

International Cuisine: Sabse Borani

I know, I know,  I said it would be market fresh but a girl can change her mind, right? My boys and I made this yummy dish last week during our study of Afghanistan. I found the recipe online and we all loved it! I served it on naan and as much as I would love to impress you and say that I made the wonderful onion naan, it would be a was a mix. There, I admitted it. :) It worked out great and since my kiddos were helping, it made the process more age appropriate for them. Perhaps the making of naan from scratch will occur one of these days. In the mean time, this was easy and fabulous.

Sabse Borani

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4 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup lightly drained plain yogurt (drain about 1 hr - easiest method is to place the yogurt in a coffee filter and let stand)

Place damp spinach in a skillet and cook until wilted (can cover). Drain and squeeze to remove excess water. Heat oil in a large skillet, sauté onion at low heat until golden, add garlic and sauté briefly, then add spinach, and cook for a minute or two more. Let cool. In a bowl, smooth yogurt and add spinach mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

Delicious! We love it on the naan - kind of  like a pizza!


  1. I am definitely going to try this.

    I love the naan at our local Indian and Mediterranean restaurants. So, I did a Google search and found one that can be cooked on the outside grill.

    Now I just have to remember where I put that recipe. It is not where it belongs (in the "recipes to try soon" file.

    I didn't know there was a MIX!

  2. I would love a naan recipe sometime! I'm guessing you could find the mix at an international grocery store or in the international section of your local store. I found mine at a salvage grocery and now I wish I would have bought another was so good!

    This would be good on pita or someting like that, also.

  3. I made this to go with some Noni Afghani (Afghani Flat Bread). It was wonderful! So healthy too compared to many dips.

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