crackling spinach recipe | crispy fried spinach | Chinese starter |
by Tarla Dalal
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You would never have imagined making such a crispy snack with spinach!
In this unique recipe, finely shredded spinach is deep-fried till crisp and perked up with roasted sesame seeds, garlic and a sprinkling of sugar and salt.
The intermingling of flavours in the Crackling Spinach is unparalleled, quite unlike anything you have tasted before! Enjoy it fresh and crisp.
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what is crackling spinach made off?crispy fried spinach is made from cheap and easily available ingredients in India which are | 4 cups finely shredded spinach (palak) , washed and drained (refer handy tip), oil for deep-frying, 1 tsp oil, 4 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun), 4 tsp sesame seeds (til), 1 tbsp powdered sugar and salt to taste. See below image of list of ingredients for crackling spinach.
For the crackling spinach, we will first clean the spinach.
Wash the spinach leaves with water to get rid of any dirt.
Dry the washed spinach on kitchen towel or muslin cloth. The spinach must be DRY as we are going to deep fry it.
Shred the spinach leaves with the help of a sharp knife. Keep aside.
Heat the oil for deep-frying in a deep non-stick pan.
Place some of the spinach in a strainer.
Dip the strainer in the hot oil.
Deep-fry for approx. 2 to 3 minutes or till the spinach is crisp.
Remove from the strainer and drain it on an absorbent paper.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 to deep-fry the remaining spinach. Keep aside.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a broad non-stick pan.
Add 4 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun).
Add 4 tsp sesame seeds (til).
Let the seeds crackle.
Add the fried spinach.
Add 1 tbsp powdered sugar.
Add salt to taste.
Put in a serving bowl.
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