Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Bihari Spinach Cakes

Chopstick Cinema

This Month's Film: A Passage to India
Cuisine: Indian (Bihar)

This was a remarkably simple yet delicious and beautiful vegetable side dish. To prepare it, I made a mixture of chopped spinach, onions, garlic, green chili peppers, cumin, coriander, and an egg. I dropped the mixture by spoonfuls into a hot skillet and shaped them into flattened cakes, which I fried to a golden brown on both sides. Of all the ways I know to prepare spinach, this one will definitely become a recurring favorite in my kitchen.

The recipe will be posted at the end of the month, along with my 'Passage to India' film review.

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