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Top 10 Spinach Recipes
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. It 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, it 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, can be used in both the forms in a number of exciting preparations.
Add this refreshing green element to your cooking today!
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 ....
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 ....
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-coo ....
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 combin ....
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 vi ....
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 ....
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 pala ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 balance ....
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