Spinach Pumpkin Stir-fry Recipe

Spinach Pumpkin Stir-fry

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Servings: 4

  • Leaf Spinach (frozen*) - 1 lb (450 gm)
  • Pumpkin - 2 cups, cut into cubes
  • Onion - 1 med, thinly sliced
  • Garlic cloves - 2 thinly sliced
  • Dried Chili pepper - 2 - 3, torn into small pieces
  • Salt - to taste
  • Paprika powder - 1/2 tsp
* You can use fresh ones, I like the frozen ones coz there is less work as no need to wash or chop. If you are using fresh ones, then adjust the measurements.

How to make Spinach Pumpkin Stir-fry

  • 1. In a non-stick pan, heat 3 tbsp of oil. Add the dried chili peppers and the garlic, saute to infuse the oil.
  • 2. Add the onions and salt. Saute till they are translucent.
  • 3. Add the frozen spinach and stir to combine. The heat will defrost the spinach as well as cook it. Keep sauteing for 5-8 min on medium-high heat.
  • 4. Meanwhile, in a microwavable bowl, place the cubed pumpkin. In half cup of water mix in the paprika powder with 1 tsp of sugar. You can skip the sugar. I, however, like extra sweet pumpkins. Pour the spiced water over the pumpkins, cover and microwave on high for 3-5 min till they are perfectly steamed.
  • 5. Once the spinach has reached a dark green colour, and all the excess moisture has evaporated, add the pumpkins to the spinach. Saute for 2-3 min.
  • 6. Serve with white rice.


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