Crackling Spinach Video by Tarla Dalal

Crackling Spinach Video 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.

  

Recipe Description for Crackling Spinach

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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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
salt to taste

Method
  1. Heat the oil for deep-frying in a deep non-stick pan and place some of the spinach in a strainer.
  2. Dip the strainer in the hot oil and deep-fry for approx. 2 to 3 minutes or till the spinach is crisp.
  3. Remove from the strainer and drain it on an absorbent paper.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to deep-fry the remaining spinach. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the garlic and sesame seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the fried spinach, powdered sugar and salt and mix gently.
  7. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

  1. Shred the spinach, wash it thoroughly with water and drain well. Spread it on a muslin cloth and allow it to dry completely.

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