Kafuli Recipe / how to make Kafuli |Uttarakhand cuisine
Written by Jayashree
Published on January 29, 2020

Kafuli is a popular and delectable side dish from Uttarakhand cuisine. A rustic make, it is absolutely tasty and pairs well with steamed rice, chapati or parathas.

The cuisine of Uttarakhand is packed with nutrition, simple and makes use of local vegetables. It is mostly vegetarian. The two regions have different cuisine, thus they have Garhwali uisine and Kumaoni cuisine. They have a wide range of tasty dishes such as aloo tamatar ki jhol, kafuli, phaanu, baadi, chainsoo to name a few. I would love to try these delicacies sometime but for now, it is Kafuli and I am so happy that I made it.

Well, I am back again with  Shhhh Secretly Cooking Group after two month break and this month, the state we are deriving inspiration  is the one and only Uttarakhand. My partner is Shobha Keshwani of Shoba’s Food Maaza. Her blog has many dishes from different cuisines. Do check it out. The two ingredients that she gave me were fenugreek leaves and salt. I had given urad dal and onion and Shobha madeUrad Dal Ke Pakode.

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Kafuli

Kafuli recipe | Uttarakhand cuisine

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunch spinach
  • 1 bunch fenugreek leaves
  • 3 green chilly
  • 2 tablespoon oil (preferably mustard oil)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 2 inch ginger
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1 tablespoon curd
  • 1 teaspoon rice flour
  • salt to taste

Method:

  1. Wash the green leaves and chop them.
  2. Boil spinach, fenugreek leaves and green chillies with  half a cup of water.
  3. Make a paste of ginger and garlic.
  4. Make a puree of boiled green leaves.
  5. Take oil in a pan, add cumin. As it splutters, put ginger-garlic paste to it and saute for sometime.
  6. Add the puree, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt and water according to the consistency required.
  7. Let cook for sometime.
  8. Make a paste of rice flour in a little water and put it.
  9. Blend the curds and add it.
  10. Let simmer for sometime.
  11. Kafuli is ready, serve it phulka or chapati.

Kafuli / Uttarakhand cuisine

Kafuli is a delicious and healthy accompaniment from Uttarakhand cuisine. It pairs well with rice as well as chapati. 2 bunch spinach
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine uttarakhand
Keyword daily cooking ideas, healthy eating, recipe with greens, side dish, spinach and methi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 bunch spinach
  • 1 bunch fenugreek leaves
  • 3 green chilly
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 inch ginger
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1 tablespoon curd
  • 1 teaspoon rice flour
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the green leaves and chop them.
  2. Boil spinach, fenugreek leaves and green chillies with  half a cup of water.
  3. Make a paste of ginger and garlic.
  4. Make a puree of boiled green leaves.
  5. Take oil in a pan, add cumin. As it splutters, put ginger-garlic paste to it and saute for sometime.
  6. Add the puree, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt and water according to the consistency required.
  7. Let cook for sometime.
  8. Make a paste of rice flour in a little water and put it.
  9. Blend the curds and add it.
  10. Let simmer for sometime.
  11. Kafuli is ready, serve it phulka or chapati.

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19 Comments

  1. Maria

    Simple and delicious! I love the combination of green leafy curries with steamed rice.

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  2. Pavani

    Such a simple and delicious side dish this is. Love the combination of methi and spinach in the recipe. Thanks for sharing this traditional Uttarakhand dish with us.

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  3. poonampagar

    Never tried methi and spinach together in a curry. I would love trying Kafuli with steamed rice.

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  4. The Girl Next Door

    What an interesting way to cook spinach! I can imagine just how beautiful this must have tasted.

    Should try this Kafuli recipe out asap. 🙂

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  5. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    What a healthy and nutritious recipe this is with spinach and methi. I love trying out recipes from different cuisines and this is a very new recipe for me. I am going to give this delicious Kafuli soon 🙂

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  6. Sandhya

    I love trying dishes from different regions so I am happy to get this healthy recipe with spinach and methi! Thanks Jayashree!

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  7. blessmyf🍎🍏dbypayal

    Such a delectable and undoubtedly healthy side dish from the land of utrakhand. The green bowl looks quite tempting.

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  8. Lata Lala

    I have never heard or tasted this Kafuli dish from Uttarakhand cuisine. It’s definitely a healthy and nutritious bowl of goodness.
    Lovely share.

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  9. FoodTrails

    In U.P we make it without curd and add lentils instead of rice flour. Saag looks so delectable.. would love to have it with mudde ki roti!! Wonderful healthy share.

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  10. Anshu

    I have never had or heard of Kafuli but looking at your post, it seems quite an interesting, delicious and healthy recipe. Would love to try it sometime soon…

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    • Batter Up With Sujata

      Kafuli sounds so flavorful and delicious. Spinach with fenugreek, curd,rice flour and spices never tried this combination. It must be superbly delicious. Perfect with some steamed rice.

      Reply
  11. Priya vj

    A very different and super easy side dish using greens. Must try soon

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  12. jhumuhere

    This is something new to me… It’s a great idea to add greens in different ways in your platter… Love it totally

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  13. Lathiskitchen

    It’s really interesting to know the recipes from different region. I never used spinach and methi leaves in one dish. This sounds delicious.

    Reply
  14. mayurisjikoni

    Such an interesting way to prepare greens. Love the colour of kafuli. Adding a bit of rice flour makes it so creamy and thick.

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  15. Flavours Treat

    Kafuli is such a healthy and nutritious dish to enjoy! This dish sounds like a great way to enjoy greens.

    Reply
  16. namscorner18

    Kafuli looks like so healthy and nutririous dish . perfect for pricky eaters. I would like to mix it with rice and eat

    Reply
  17. Vasusvegkitchen

    Kafuli looks very inviting with its green creamy texture. Spinach nd methi combination surely will be tasty, love to pair it with hot pulkas.

    Reply
  18. Renu Agrawal Dongre

    I too wanted to make this but could not get Fenugreek leaves. Loving your creamy texture of Kafuli. Would go well with plain rotis.

    Reply

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