By Namita Tiwari  |  31st Jan 2016  |  
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About Kaapa Recipe

Kaapa is a traditional Kumaoni curry prepared with fresh spinach in a cast iron wok. It is mashed up for a long time in the wok itself. This gives it a unique taste and texture and the process also makes it rich in iron. It is tempered with Jamboo – a herb found in the higher Himalayas, that adds great flavour and makes it a great warming recipe for winters.

Kaapa is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Kaapa is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Kaapa by Namita Tiwari will help you to prepare the perfect Kaapa in your kitchen at home. Kaapa needs 10 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Kaapa. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Kaapa. In case you have any questions on how to make the Kaapa you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Namita Tiwari. Kaapa will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.


Ingredients to make Kaapa

  • 1 bunch Fresh spinach
  • 2 teaspoons whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon jamboo
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt to taste

How to make Kaapa

  1. Wash and chop the spinach finely.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a wok. Add cumin. When it splutters, add turmeric and then add spinach.
  3. Add water. Cover and cook till spinach is done. Mash spinach with a ladle. Continue to do so till it gets a semi pureed texture.
  4. Add whole wheat flour and stir well so that there are no lumps. Add salt. Cook till kaapa bubbles and thickens.
  5. Heat remaining oil, add jamboo and add it to kaapa. Stir and serve hot with chapattis.

My Tip:

Add 1/2 cup milk in place of water for a creamier kaapa. Adjust consistency according to your desire. You may temper with kasoori methi if you do not have jamboo.

Reviews for Kaapa (2)

Devashri Patil3 years ago

What is the meaning of jamboo

Kanan Rastogi4 years ago

what is jamboo

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