Monday, February 7, 2011

Callaloo Something or Other

  • Approx 4-8 bunches of Callaloo (type of spinach. Its actually the leaves of the dasheen).
  • 1 Whole Garlic
  • Couple tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • TONS of Curry
  • Generous Amounts of Black Pepper
  • 2 Cups ish of Coconut Milk
  1. Peel callaloo stems if old. Otherwise just cut the end of the stalk. Cut up callaloo into chunks, like lettuce.
  2. Rinse with water and let them steep for a bit in water, but not too much water, after the leaves have dried a bit.  If you touch them, they can cause your skin to itch, so be careful.
  3. Add olive oil and garlic to a pot. Let cook for a little bit.
  4. Add all the callaloo, curry, pepper.
  5. Then pour over the coconut milk.
  6. Let it boil down for a long time.
  7. Will turn to a mush.  Let it boil until all the water is gone and the consistency is like a paste.
  8. This takes a long time, but remember to stir, otherwise it will burn.
This takes just like spinach paneer that you would get at an Indian restaurant. So good!


  1. Val,

    Thank you for all the recipes! Keep them coming! Jess and I are going to try some of them - the callaloo sounds really good :D

    Will share pictures if we make it.

  2. Nick, I definitely will be posting more as I learn them! And please share your results! I think the callaloo was my favorite! Remember to add LOTS of spices!