Monday, January 9, 2012

Spinach in Gram Flour Curry (Palak aur Besan Subzi)

This is a super quick recipe that is both different and tasty. A fun recipe to add some green leafy veggies to your meal.
Ingredients:
  • 1 large bunch ............. spinach
  • 1 tbsp           ..............oil
  • ½ tsp            ............. cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp            ............. mustard seeds
  • 2 cloves        ............. garlic
  • 1                   ............. green chili
  • a pinch          ............. asafoetida
  • a pinch          ............. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp             ............. garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp           ............. gram flour
  • 2 tsp             ............. lemon juice
  • a pinch          ............. sugar
  • salt to taste
Method:
  • Wash and roughly chop the spinach leaves. Set aside.
  • Chop the green chili finely. Crush the garlic cloves. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, mix 1 cup water with gram flour and mix well. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafoetida and turmeric powder. 
  • Once the seeds crackle, add green chili and garlic. Give a quick mix.
  • Add the gram flour mixture, salt, garam masala, sugar and lemon juice.
  • Add the spinach leaves. Mix well and cook it on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Ready to serve.
Tip:
  • Don't overcook the spinach. It tastes best when the leaves still have a little crunch in them.
  • You may make this curry with any other green leafy vegetable of your choice.