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How To Make Spinach Puree and Blanched Spinach

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Spinach Puree also known as Palak puree is cooked spinach, that is grounded to a creamy paste consistency. It is used in many Indian gravy dishes like Palak Paneer and soups like Palak Shorba .

Many mothers feed Spinach Puree to their babies as it is rich in calcium and makes a nutritious meal.

Spinach Puree is made by blanching spinach and grounding it into a paste using a blender. Make sure you put the blanched spinach in ice cold water immediately to get a bright green Palak puree colour.

You need to use Palak puree immediately as if stored for more time may tend to lose its colour.

Enjoy how to make Spinach Puree and Blanched Spinach recipe with detailed step by step photos below.

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How To Make Spinach Puree and Blanched Spinach recipe - How to make How To Make Spinach Puree and Blanched Spinach

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     1Makes 0.75 cup
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Ingredients

For Spinach Puree
3 cups roughly chopped spinach (palak)
a pinch of salt
Method

For spinach puree

    For spinach puree
  1. To make spinach puree, take a bunch of spinach and get cut of the the stems and discard them.
  2. Roughly chop the leaves and wash thoroughly under running water or in a bowl full of water.
  3. Drain well using a strainer.
  4. Boil vesselful of water and add salt to it.
  5. Add the chopped and washed spinach to boiling water and mix well.
  6. Let it cook for 2-3 mins and strain it with a strainer.
  7. Immediately put the blanched spinach in ice cold water, this helps in retaining the color of spinach.
  8. Drain well and squeeze it with your hands to get rid to excessive water.
  9. Transfer the leaves to a blender and blend until smooth.
  10. spinach puree is ready!!!

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Like Spinach Puree

  1. Home made Spinach Puree is used in making Soups, Salads, Indian raitas, Dips, Indian Gravies, Indian breads etc  
  2. Here are some recipe made with Spinach puree :

Method For Spinach Puree

  1. To make spinach puree | palak puree, take a bunch of spinach, a bunch of spinach yields 3 cups of roughly chopped spinach and get rid of the spinach stems. Choose spinach that has vibrant deep green leaves and stems with no signs of yellowing. The leaves should look fresh and tender, and not be wilted or bruised. Avoid those that have a slimy coating as this is an indication of decay.
  2. Remove the stems and discard them.
  3. Wash the leaves thoroughly under running water or in a bowl full of water. This will help in getting rid of the dirt residues on the leaves.
  4. Drain well using a strainer and chop the spinach leaves to speeden up the cooking process.
  5. Take a deep pan, add water to it and put it for boiling. Add salt at this stage if you wish to. Adding salt while boiling vegetable helps in cooking the vegetable faster as salt raises the temperature of the water and it also retains the color.
  6. Once the water comes to boil, add the washed and chopped spinach leaves.
  7. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes or till the spinach leaves get tender. Do not over cook the leaves as it might loose the color. Switch off the flame.
  8. Drain the water using a strainer. Throw the water away.
  9. Hold the strainer below cold water to refresh the spinach and drain well. Alternatively you can plunge the leaves in a bowl of ice cold water. This step is known as refreshing, it is done to retain the colour of the vegetable and it also halts the process of cooking.
  10. Once cooled, transfer the spinach leaves in a blender to make spinach puree. 
  11. Blend it well till it is smooth. This recipe uses 3 cups of chopped spinach and makes approx. 3/4 cup of spinach puree.
  12. It is easy to make spinach pureeHomemade Spinach pure is ready to use, use it for making your favorite recipes like palak paneer.
Accompaniments

Baked Spinach Pancakes In Tomato Gravy 
Baked Spinach Rolls 
Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup 
Low Calorie Spinach Soup 

Nutrient values per cup
Energy124 cal
Protein9.5 g
Carbohydrates13.8 g
Fiber11.9 g
Fat3.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A26560.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B21.2 mg
Vitamin B32.4 mg
Vitamin C133.3 mg
Folic Acid585.5 mcg
Calcium347.5 mg
Iron5.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium280.4 mg
Potassium980.6 mg
Zinc1.4 mg

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How To Make Spinach Puree and Blanched Spinach
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 on 01 Nov 19 12:34 AM


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Tarla Dalal    Susant, we are delighted you like the recipe on how to make spinach puree. Thanks for the feedback.
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01 Nov 19 02:36 PM