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spinach with garlic, cumin and red chillies.

Wilted Spinach with Garlic

Quick, easy, and versatile - this sauteed spinach recipe is a must-have in your recipe repertoire. Just stir the spinach in the oil and spices and you have the tasty side of wilted spinach with garlic - this is a wonderful side for fish, chicken, and rice. Gets ready in about 10 minutes. See I told ya! Weeknight dinners made easy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2


  • 10 oz 283 grams baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 large garlic cloves; thinly sliced
  • 1-2 whole Kashmiri red chillies; broken into pieces
  • Salt to taste

Equipment/Utensil Needed

  • Large Skillet/saute pan/frying pan I used an 11-inch frying pan
  • Cooking spoon
  • Measuring spoons/cups
  • Serving dish


  • how to make wilted spinach with garlic
  • prep work
  • peel and thinly slice garlic
  • trim off spinach stems if required
  • cooking
  • Heat oil in a skillet on medium-HIGH heat.
  • Add cumin seeds, garlic. Fry for about 30 seconds. Next, add the broken red chillies. Fry for about 30 seconds.
  • Add spinach in batches (I add about ⅓ of the quantity in my 11-inch skillet). Stir for a minute or two until the spinach is wilted. Add the next batch, stir until spinach wilts(about 1-2 minutes per batch). Repeat until all the spinach is used up. (Keep the heat at medium-high)
  • Add salt and mix well;.
  • Transfer to a serving dish. Serve hot.



  • 1 CUP = 250 ML. (US cups are typically 240 ml. You can use US cups with no significant change to the dish)
  • Grams to cups measurements – we strive to provide these conversions as accurately as possible. There might be some slight variations depending on the brand, weighing scale, etc.
  • serving size - this serves 2 people. adjust the serving size to suit your dietary needs.
  • If you prefer the milder taste and less heat, reduce the number of red chillies used, remove the seeds or skip them altogether.
  • Do not overcrowd the skillet by adding the entire quantity of spinach in one go. Work in batches.