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Spinach stew



  1. Using a pestle and mortar, crush the dried lime and remove the inside.
  2. Discard the seeds and outer shell.
  3. Set aside seeded flesh.
  4. Trim the meat, wash and place in a medium saucepan and cover with water (meat must be completely covered).
  5. Boil for 5 minutes without lid.
  6. Drain meat and set aside.
  7. In a medium saucepan heat 1 tablespoon of oil , add the onions and garlic and fry until slightly brown.
  8. Add meat and fry for 1 – 2 minutes.
  9. Now add 900ml (1½ pint) of boiling water, cover and boil for 30 minutes on medium heat.
  10. Add tomato purée, chopped tomatoes, salt, garam masala, dried lime, dill, chickpeas and the spinach.
  11. Boil for 15 minutes, lower heat, give a quick stir.
  12. Cover and simmer for a further 15 minutes.