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Top 10 Spinach Recipes
Last Updated : Oct 25,2018
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?
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.
2. Presence of high amounts of Iron in it helps to prevent anaemia.
3. Spinach is also crammed with vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6.
4. The high flavonoid content of spinach helps to keep cholesterol from oxidizing and protect your body from free radicals.
5. Being low in calories and Cholesterol, Spinach is a very healthy addition to a weight watcher’s diet.
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.
7. All the above mentioned vitamins and antioxidants together contribute to a healthy and glowing skin. It’s an anti-ageing veggie.
8. The high Iron, Magnesium and vitamin B in spinach promotes hair growth.
9. Spinach also aids to keep your body stress-free.
10. Either raw or cooked, Spinach can be used in both the forms in a number of exciting preparations.
Add this refreshing green element to your cooking today!
10 super healthy Spinach recipes
Kick start your moring with a Spinach Kale Apple Juice. Kale is considered one of the most nutrient dense ingredients in the world. 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. 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. Consume all these recipes guilt free as they are healthy.
10 reasons to eat more spinach
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.
Imagine packing a nice, satiating dip 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 ( Tiffin Treats)
in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo.
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
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.
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
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
to make a homely and satisfying meal.
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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