Basic Spinach Gravy ( Popular Restaurant Recipes )


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Basic Spinach Gravy, balance of flavours and a smooth - creamy texture.

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Basic spinach gravy, this is a very basic gravy that can be used with a variety of vegetables to make subzis. It has a natural dark green colour, and a medium spicy taste because of the combination of ingredients like green chillies and curds. It is best to blanch and then use the spinach so that it maintains the bright green colour. Once blanched, cool and blend to a smooth paste using a mixer, and then use as a base for the gravy.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 0.75 cup
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Ingredients

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste
2 tbsp freshly grated coconut
2 tbsp chopped cashewnuts (kaju)
2 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
4 tbsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
6 to 7 green chillies , roughly chopped
25 mm (2") piece ginger (adrak)
2 tsp aniseeds

Other Ingredients
3 tbsp oil
1/3 cup beaten fresh curds (dahi)
4 cups chopped spinach (palak) , blanched and puréed
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
Method
  1. Heat the oil in a kadhai, add the prepared paste and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add the curds, mix well and cook on a slow flame for a minute, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the spinach purée, sugar and salt, mix well and simmer for another 2 minutes, stirring once in between. Use as required.

Storage

  1. Use this gravy on the same day to make recipes of your choice. If you wish to store it in the deep-freezer for a few weeks, avoid adding curds and coconut as the gravy may get spoilt on storing.
  2. Pour in food-grade zip lock bags or air-tight containers and store under refrigerated conditions. While making the subzi using the stored gravy, thaw and use it as per the recipe.
  3. Towards the end, add curds and 1 tbsp thick coconut milk instead of freshly grated coconut, mix well and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrient values per cup
Energy1133 cal
Protein20.8 g
Carbohydrates34.3 g
Fiber13.6 g
Fat99.2 g
Cholesterol0.1 mg
Vitamin A20941.6 mcg
Vitamin B10.4 mg
Vitamin B21.1 mg
Vitamin B32.6 mg
Vitamin C102.7 mg
Folic Acid454.7 mcg
Calcium472.5 mg
Iron7.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium230.3 mg
Potassium826.3 mg
Zinc3.5 mg

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Basic Spinach Gravy ( Popular Restaurant Recipes )
5
 on 23 Sep 16 08:44 PM


Basic Spinach Gravy ( Popular Restaurant Recipes )
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 on 25 Feb 16 09:16 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Hariah. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
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26 Feb 16 10:57 AM
Basic Spinach Gravy ( Popular Restaurant Recipes )
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 on 12 Jul 13 09:56 AM


This spinach gravy is very tasty and taste really good. I add mixed vegetables or paneer and other masalas to make this recipe and my family loves it...