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 Top 10 Spinach Recipes

  Last Updated : Aug 06,2020

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10 reasons to eat more Spinach

As far as green leafy vegetables go, Spinach, also known as palak, is definitely among the most popular in this country. Who hasn’t enjoyed a delectable Palak Paneer at some point? Or relished the green leaves in soup or some other form?

Palak PaneerPalak Paneer

Different varieties of spinach are available in the market. Savoy spinach has crisp, curly leaves with a springy texture; semi-Savoy is similar in texture but not as crinkled in appearance. Smooth-leaf spinach, which seems most common in India, has flat, spade-shaped leaves. Baby spinach has a sweeter taste and is great for use in salads.

Find out why spinach gets a thumbs UP!

1. The dark green variety of spinach is rich in Antioxidants like beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin which possesses anti-cancer properties. Opt for Palak Chola Dal Idli. Devoid of rice, it can be added to a diabetic menu as well. 

Palak Chola Dal Idli, Breakfast Recipe

Palak Chola Dal Idli, Breakfast Recipe

2. Presence of high amounts of Iron in it helps to prevent anaemia. Opt for Spinach and Mint Juice as a healthy shot in the morning. it is best consume it on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. 

Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)

3. Spinach is also crammed with vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6. Oats Spinach Pancake is a healthy breakfast or snack option. You can have this adai for dinner as well. 

Oats Adai, Oats Spinach Pancake
Oats Adai, Oats Spinach Pancake

4. The high flavonoid content of spinach helps to keep cholesterol from oxidizing and protect your body from free radicals. Lentil Tomato and Spinach Soup is a good way to make up for your nutrient needs in between meals. It will keep you satiated till your next meal. 

5. Being low in calories and Cholesterol, Spinach is a very healthy addition to a weight watcher’s diet. Try the Spinach Mushroom and Carrot Clear Soup. It is a weight watcher's delight. Pepped up with little soya sauce and garlic, it is sure to entice you on a rainy day.

Spinach, Mushroom and Carrot Clear Soup

Spinach, Mushroom and Carrot Clear Soup

6. The high beta carotene and Vitamin C in spinach boosts gastrointestinal health. It helps the body’s colon to be free of harmful free radicals. Try the Strawberry Baby Spinach Salad. Both strawberry and spinach are a good source of vitamin C. 

Strawberry Baby Spinach Salad, Indian Style

Strawberry Baby Spinach Salad, Indian Style

7. All the above mentioned vitamins and antioxidants together contribute to a healthy and glowing skin. It’s an anti-ageing veggie. Replace deep-fried snack with healthy antioxidant rich Spinach Mixed Sprouts Raita.

Spinach and Mixed Sprouts Raita

Spinach and Mixed Sprouts Raita

8. The high Iron, Magnesium and vitamin B in spinach promotes hair growth. Include more or whole grains, dals, pulses, curd and healthy nuts in your diet. Combine 2 food groups like done in the recipe of Masoor Dal with Spinach to gain maximum nutrients in one dish. Pair this healthy dal with phulkas / chapati. Also read 10 Superb Health Benefits of Masoor Dal.

Masoor Dal with Spinach, Protein Rich Recipes

Masoor Dal with Spinach, Protein Rich Recipes

9. Spinach also aids to keep your body stress-free. Have a glass of Palak Kale and Apple Juice as a detox drink. It is a nourishing potion in which the entire fiber is retained, as the juice is not strained. Make it and drink it immediately to reap all its benefits. 

Palak, Kale and Apple JuicePalak, Kale and Apple Juice

10. Either raw or cooked, Spinach can be used in both the forms in a number of exciting preparations. Try the unique Palak Bajra Khichdi. Made with whole bajra and spinach, it is brimming with iron, protein, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. To sum it up, is is perfect one dish meal to stay healthy.  

Add this refreshing green element to your cooking today!

10 super healthy Spinach recipes

We have given you a healthy Spinach Raita which you can pair with a Bajra Roti and then there is the Spianch and Bean Sprout Salad.

Palak RaitaPalak Raita

For dinner, try the Spinach Hummus as a side dish with Spinach and Chick Pea Soup for a light meal. Also not to miss is the tasty Spinach Mushroom Sabzi.

Spinach Mushroom Sabzi, Palak Mushroom Recipe

Spinach Mushroom Sabzi, Palak Mushroom Recipe

Consume all these recipes guilt free as they are healthy. 

Palak, Kale and Apple JuicePalak, Kale and Apple Juice

10 reasons to eat more spinach

 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and curds is always a very nutritious combo, making this raita a must-have. Traces of pepper and sugar make the spinach raita tastier, while the green chillies add a bit of fire to an otherwise bland raita. Steaming the spinach not only makes mixing easier, it also becomes a bit easy on the stomach.
spinach hummus recipe | healthy Indian style spinach hummus | palak hummus for kids tiffins | with 19 amazing images. spinach hummus is a quick healthy Indian style spinach hummus can be super for palak hummus for kids tiffins. Kabuli chana, also known as chick peas, is the prime ingredient of any hummus. In this spinach hummus, chick peas are soaked and cooked till done. Spinach, garlic, green chillies and lemon juice are added to it as flavour enhancers. Curd and olive oil in this homemade Spinach hummus is to ease the process of blending and give a smooth texture to the hummus. Curd will add on to your protein levels while the olive oil will lend omega-3 fats – the healthy fats known to protect your heart in healthy parsley hummus. Imagine packing a nice, satiating palak hummus for kids tiffins in your kids’ snack box along with something refreshing like cucumber or carrot sticks. it would transform their break into a very jolly and relaxing time. The Spinach Hummus is the perfect choice for this, because it is colourful, healthy and filling too as it is loaded with chickpeas and spinach. Apt ingredients like green chilli paste, curds and lemon juice impart an exciting flavour and perfect texture to the hummus, which stays fresh in the tiffin box for around 5 hours. To save time, you can cook the chickpeas the previous night itself. If doing so, add a little more water when blending the chickpeas the next morning. Also pack some Chatpata Popcorn in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo. You can serve the Spinach hummus along with Lavash or Chips, to make a wonderful finger food. You can munch on it while watching a movie, but it is so tasty that it can be served at parties too! You can also try other Lebanese delights like Lebanese Garlic Sauce and Pita Bread. Learn to make spinach hummus recipe | healthy Indian style spinach hummus | palak hummus for kids tiffins | with detailed step by step recipe photos below.
The Spinach Mushroom Subzi is a luxuriant dish that vibrates with the effect of spices, whole and ground. The contrasting textures of mushrooms and spinach make the subzi a delight to chew while the addition of fresh cream gives it a lusciously rich mouth-feel. You must take care not to over-cook the mushrooms as they will shrink and lose their nice texture. A range of spices and spice powders come together with ingredients like ginger, garlic, tomatoes and onions to give this dish its remarkable flavour and aroma. Serve it hot with Aloo Paratha , Paneer Kulcha or Naan .
 by Tarla Dalal
A peppy juice to add josh to your day! This unique combination of fruits and veggies will not fail to please your palate. This tasty Spinach Beetroot and Pear Juice helps to boost your iron levels early in the morning, thereby keeping your concentration high all through the day. The combination of veggies, fruits and greens gives this juice a lovely colour, a well-balanced flavour and nice mouth-feel too. A glassful of Spinach Beetroot and Pear Juice in the morning along with a serving of Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila will keep you focused all day long.
 by Tarla Dalal
Just what you need for a full-fledged day! Iron-rich spinach and chick pea come together in a flavoursome soup cooked in vegetable stock. A thoughtful addition of herbs and spices along with lemon juice ensures added aroma as well as full nutrient absorption, as iron needs to be complemented with vitamin C for maximum uptake by the body. You will surely enjoy this lip-smacking and wholesome soup, but make sure you have it fresh before the spinach turns into a blackish shade.
Toss up a tongue-tickling salad of bean sprouts, spinach and veggies, laced with a creamy celery dressing made with low-fat curds. Contrasting shades of carrot and greens in an off-white background make the Spinach and Bean Sprouts Salad in Creamy Celery Dressing a delight to behold, while the tangy hints of lemon and peppy pepper excite the taste buds. The protein, vitamin A, folic acid, fibre and other nutrients in this salad will help fight infections, nourish your skin and make you glow with good health. Serve with Parsley and Garlic Loaf and a bowl of Carrot and Coriander Soup .
 by Tarla Dalal
Light and tasty, the Spinach and Paneer Dip has a perfect medley of textures and flavours. Creamy spinach, crumbly paneer and crunchy onions, delicately flavoured with herbs and lemon juice, this diabetic -friendly dip is quite a treat to the palate. Team it with cucumber sticks, to make a sprightly snack!
Generally, spinach is combined with paneer or potatoes in everyday cooking. In this easy subzi, it is combined with sprouted matki, to exponentially increase the nutrient content. Sprouting increases the iron and vitamin A content of moath beans, while spinach adds iron, folic acid and vitamin C to this innovative dish. A special masala paste made with everyday spices makes the Spinach and Moath Beans Curry extremely flavourful.
Masoor dal with spinach, the unbeatable combination of masoor dal with spinach nourishes your body with proteins, iron and folic acid. Tomatoes and amchur powder lend a nice tangy flavour to the dal. Needless to add, this is a super-healthy recipe as protein-rich dals are an indispensable part of our daily diet! Serve it hot with rotis or rice to make a homely and satisfying meal. If you like masoor dal then do check out our recipes using masoor dal, it has recipes for snacks, soups, main course etc. Enjoy how to make Masoor Dal with Spinach recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
Kale is considered by experts to be one of the most nutrient-dense ingredients in the world, and fortunately for us, it is tasty too, especially when you choose the mildly-flavoured, small-leaved variety. Here, we have made a mouth-watering Palak, Kale and Apple Juice, which has a very balanced flavour and nice texture. The ingredients are rich in iron, vitamin C and fibre, which makes it a nutritious snack for weight-watchers. It is quite filling, as all the fibre is retained and not strained. The natural sweetness of apples and honey is enough to flavour this juice, so avoid adding sugar to it.
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Top 10 Spinach Recipes
 on 11 Mar 17 01:46 PM

Yesterday we made spinach chana soup. Chintu my son 7 years old had this soup. He liked it. He was telling that this soup is very tasty and want me to make next time also for him.