Kafuli is a thick gravy preparation made from green leafy vegetables. Kafuli made of Spinach or Rai leaves is the most common preparation.

In some parts of Uttarakhand it is also known as Kafali, Kafli.

Learn how to make Kafali using Spinach (Paalak)


  1. Spinach(Palak ka saag) - 2 bunches
  2. Fenugreek leaves ( Methi) optional - 1/2 bunch
  3. Green chillies - 4 to 5
  4. Oil - 2 tbsp ( preferably mustard oil)
  5. Garlic - 4 to 5 cloves
  6. Ginger - a 3 cm piece
  7. Cummin seeds - 1 tsp
  8. Asafoetida - a pinch
  9. Dry coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  11. Rice powder or rice paste - 1 tbsp
  12. Curd- 2tbsp (optional)
  13. Water - 1-2 cup
  14. Salt to taste

Method (Recipe)

  1. Wash Palak and Methi in running water. After washing, chop and boil both vegetables along with green chillies in a little water till tender. Mash into a paste using a blender
  2. Finely chop ginger and garlic. Heat oil in afrying pan. Add garlic and ginger in the hot oil. When the garlic turns light brown, add cummin seeds and asafoetida. Add mashed vegetables, turmeric powder, dry coriander powder and salt.
  3. Add required amount of water to Kafuli and bring to boil. Now add rice paste or rice powder dissolved in water.
  4. Cover and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes on slow fire till the gravy is is thick. If dry add some water and boil.
  5. Garnish with pure ghee and serve hot with roti or steamed rice.
Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Brijmohan Bisht
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