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Kafuli is a thick gravy preparation made from green leafy vegetables. Kafuli
made of spinach leaves is the most common preparation.

Ingredients(serves four)

  • Spinach (Palak ka saag) – 2 bunches or 1 Kg
  • Fenugreek leaves ( Methi) optional – 1/2 bunch
  • Green chillies – 4 to 5
  • Oil – 2 tbsp ( preferably mustard oil)
  • Garlic – 4 to 5 cloves
  • Ginger – a 3 cm piece
  • Cummin seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Dry coriander powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tablespoon
  • Rice powder or rice paste – 1 tbsp
  • Curd – 2 tablespoon (optional)
  • Water – 1-2 cup
  • Salt – 1 tablespoon or to taste


  • Wash palak and methi in running water. After washing, chop and boil
    both vegetables along with green chillies in a little water till tender.
    Mash into a paste using a blender.
  • Finely chop ginger and garlic. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add garlic and
    ginger in the hot oil. When the garlic turns light brown, add cummin
    seeds and asafoetida. Add mashed vegetables, turmeric powder, dry
    coriander powder and salt.
  • Add required amount of water to Kafuli and bring to boil. Now add rice
    paste or rice powder dissolved in water.
  • Cover and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes on slow fire till the gravy is
    thick. If dry add some water and boil


With pure ghee and serve hot with roti or steamed rice.



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