Friday, January 23, 2009

SPINACH FRY

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There are different ways one prefers to eat spinach.Either in the form of soup,appetizer(spinach samosas are great for those who say no to potatoes),as Rich curries(Palak paneer,.....)as a fry curry with combination of any of these:potatoes,eggs,scrambled egg/paneer,moong/channa dal.....But of all these we prefer to have palak with toor dal which is an Authentic Andhra dish called Palakura Pappu.I have seen people adding tomatoes to this fry curry which in my view is not advisable.I have heard that the combination of spinach and tomato is'nt good for health as they together in long run might form kidney stones. I am not sure how correct this is but my dal is'nt complete with a small tomato.Its an exception once in a while.Guys go head and try the dal as well as this fry...Am sure u are gonna fall in love with its taste......

INGREDIENTS:
Spinach--------------------2 fresh bunches chopped 

Red onion------------------1 medium sized coarsely chopped

Red chillies-----------------2

Jalapenos--------------4-5

Mustard-------------------1/2 tspn

Urad dal-------------------1 tsp

Garlic----------------------4 cloves chopped&crushed

Cumin seeds---------------1 tspn

Turmeric-------------------1/2 tsp

Red Chilli powder-------- 1/2 tsp or more depending on ur spice level

Salt------------------------ to taste.
Oil-------------------------4 tbp


DIRECTIONS:

1.Wash and chop the bunches coarsely discarding the  half of the stem part.

2.Bring some water to boil and add the chopped spinach .Bring it to a boil for not more than 2mins and turn off. Separate the water and boiled spinach and keep aside.

3.Heat oil in a pan, add Garlic, red chillies, urad dal, mustard ,cumin seeds.When cumin starts spluttering add chopped onions,green chillies,turmeric.


4.When onions turn soft, add  spinach and turn flame to medium.  

5.Add salt,chilli powder(if required) and cook uncovered on medium heat for 10 more minutes until they turn dark green and is cooked.

6.Turn off and serve with hot steamed rice, chapathi.

17 comments:

Asha said...

Simple dishes are the best to eat, looks delicious! :))

Cham said...

You are absolutely right of pointing spinach and tomato... Both contain a high level of calcium so the dish we make using both double the dose... so for those who have a history of kidney stone should avoid tomato & spinach together.
I posted spinach recipe too, love this curry!

Indhu said...

simple and yummy :)
I usually make spinach in the form of dhal... will try this for a change :)

Usha said...

Simple, nutritious and delicious !

Priya said...

Such a simple dish, i love spinach in any form...How do u do Raaji...havent seen u long back..

Smitha said...

Aha! looks very good and i am sure tastes better

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey raaji, long time no see.. why are you not posting dishes frequently?

Happy New Year!

Premyscakes said...

it is such a simple and healthy dish. Looks delicious.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Bit different from how we make,sounds great raaji!

Jaishree said...

Awesome!simple dish,Looks nutritious and delicious!

Adlak's tiny world said...

hey raji u come back... good. love yr aloo ticky and this spinach fry.. happy new year to u.

Happy cook said...

Looks really yummy.
Healthy too and love the colour.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so simple and healthy. So yummy recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

Roochi said...

delicious........

DEESHA said...

thatz soo yumm, i would love this

Shreya said...

spinach is so healthy..love the recipe, though I think I will either use olive oil or reduce the amount of oil. I've also heard that tomatoes and palak should not be combined, but love the use of tomatoes in the recipe. Try to avoid most of the time though!

n33ma said...

What a beautiful pic Raaji.