I like to cook and eat natural, healthy, and tasty foods, and I enjoy sharing recipes from my native Indian cuisine.
Spinach (Palak) Is Loaded With Good Nutrients for Your Body
Whenever I see spinach in the market, I get excited. This is mainly because this veggie is packed with nutrients that are necessary for our body to function correctly. Additionally, it is a soft, colorful, and delicious vegetable that you can use to make a delightful curry.
Spinach is low in fat and has no cholesterol. It is high in fiber, protein, iron, niacin, zinc, vitamin A, folate, calcium, magnesium, copper, etc. In other words, it contains many wonderful vitamins and minerals that are useful for our bodies.
In this curry, I used tomato, onion, ginger, green chili, and various spices along with the spinach. In the last stage of cooking, I added some cream or yogurt, which gave a nice finish to this awesome side dish.
Serve this curry with roti, pulka, chapati, or any other Indian flatbread. Enjoy!
Now, let's take a look at the recipe.
|Prep time||Cook time||Ready in||Yields|
Serves four people
- 2 tomatoes, medium-sized, roughly chopped
- 1 onion, medium-sized, chopped
- 1/4 inch ginger, chopped
- 1 green chili, chopped
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 2 bunches or 2 heaped cups spinach(Palak), washed, chopped
- 1/4 tsp red chili powder
- 1/4 tsp garam masala powder, available in Indian stores
- 1/4 tsp coriander powder, available in Indian stores
- 2 pinches turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp fresh cream or yogurt, less sour
- 2 tsp oil
- 1/4 tsp salt, or as per taste
- one pinch sugar, optional, to balance the sourness
- 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
- Place chopped tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, and green chilies into a mixer or blender. Grind them to get a smooth paste. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Throw in cumin seeds. Make them sizzle.
- Add tomato paste. Saute over low heat until the water evaporates.
- Next, add turmeric powder, garam masala powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
- Throw in chopped spinach. Stir-cook over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes. Next, add a half cup of water. Stir well.
- Cover the pan. Simmer for 5-6 minutes. By this time, spinach will have cooked nicely and blended with the spices.
- Add fresh cream or a less-sour yogurt. Add a pinch of sugar (optional). Mix well. Turn off the heat.
- Your favorite spinach curry is ready! Serve it with roti, chapati, rice, puri, etc. Enjoy this delicious combo!