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Spinach, Palak Recipes, usage in Indian Cuisine

When we think of "green vegetables", the first name that pops into our head is Spinach or Palak. This leafy vegetable is super nutritious and delicious at the same time and is widely utilized throughout India and the world. You can find various varieties of spinach in the market but the most common one is the large, smooth flat leafed spinach extremely common in Indian households.  

I have to admit, I am a spinach fanatic. When I was a kid, I watched a lot of Popeye and looking at him gain his biceps and defeating bad guys after eating cans of spinach, always made me wonder if that would happen to me as well. Newsflash, it didn’t, but I still ate it because it tasted so good. Then I grew up and realized that even if I didn’t gain the muscles, I got a lot of nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants from it that made me feel better than having the muscles.  

There are so many different ways to prepare spinach whether is it boiled, blanched, pureed or raw, but the beauty of it is its versatility and the ability to taste good with anything. 

Spinach in Indian Cuisine

Sarson-ka-Saag

Sarson ka Saag

May it be sabzis or dals or even different parathas, you can add spinach to anything! Starting with the classic Palak paneer (honestly, who hasn’t had palak paneer?) to the Punjabi delicacy Sarson ka Saag, it is incorporated in each and every cuisine throughout the country. Bengalis like to us it in sabzis like Boriya Diya Palang Saag which has moong dal dumplings cooked in a spinach gravy or Palong Shaakwhich is a simple stir fried spinach flavored with garlic and onion. 

Spinach puree can also be added to different hot snacks to give it a vibrant green color like done in the South Indian Palak Rava Idli and Oats Palak and Sprouts Mini Uttapa, or Dal Pandoli, a Gujarati snack made with chola dal and steamed. A lot of kids do not like spinach but they most definitely will like Saagwala Cheese Kofta, where a blend of cheese and potatoes is used to make the koftas and what kid doesn’t like cheese in their food? or take it one step further and make the koftas using spinach itself to give it a new twist like in Palak Pakoda Kadhi, which is absolutely delicious. 

Spinach in Soups 

Cream-Of-Spinach-Soup

Cream Of Spinach Soup

Who knew spinach would taste so delectable when had as a soup? I like to play around with the combination of spinach and various other ingredients and try and test them out to adapt to new flavors. A few of my favorites are Spinach, Lettuce and Spring Onion Soup, where lettuce is imparted a beautiful flavor with spinach and nutmeg; Quick Vegetable Soup which is a creamy, cheesy soup with carrots and other vegetables or the classic Cream of spinach soup

Spinach for Breakfast

Pulse-Appe

Pulse Appe

We already know that spinach is high in all sorts of nutrients (if you don’t then you should read this 10 reasons to eat more spinach) then you definitely know that it should be included in our daily diet. If you can do it in the later stage of the day, there is always breakfast. You can make blend it up with some mangoes and bananas to make Mango, Banana and Spinach Smoothie Bowl or by spicing up Pulse Appe with it.

Rotis and Parathas with Spinach

Spinach-Roti

Spinach Roti

Our staple diet includes rotis and plain rotis become too boring to have day in and day out. By adding spinach to them, like in these Whole Wheat Spinach Rotis or Spinach Puris, you add a healthy and earthy element to them.

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Sprouts Dhokla
Recipe# 39007
Today

 by Tarla Dalal
Once a gujarati staple, steamed and low cal dhoklas are universally popular these days! they make a particularly wholesome and light breakfast. Add sprouted moong and spinach to add colour and make them more nourishing.
Brain Booster, Carrot Apple Beetroot and Spinach Juice
Recipe# 6216
Yesterday

 by Tarla Dalal
This Carrot Apple Beetroot and Spinach Juice is perfect for the times when you need to concentrate. This brain-booster will keep your mental faculties in top gear! Beetroots, carrots and spinach contain iron, folic acid and zinc, all of which improve the oxygen-carrying power of blood and there ....
Spinach and Cottage Cheese Quiche
Recipe# 8647
Yesterday

 
by Tarla Dalal
A French meal is incomplete without a melt-in-the-mouth quiche. Bubbly cheese, crumbly paneer with spinach perked up with green chillies, this quiche combines all this and more in a pastry case, a delightful preparation that is sure to satiate your taste buds and ....
Cauliflower Greens, Methi and Palak Healthy Subzi
Recipe# 42325
24 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
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Do you tend to use the cauliflower and throw away the greens? Don’t do that ever again, because what you consider as waste is actually a tasty, green, nutri-dense ingredient that can be used to make awesomely tasty dishes like this one! The Cauliflower Greens, Methi and Palak Healthy Subzi featu ....
Beetroot Tikkis in Spinach Gravy
Recipe# 39644
22 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
A beautiful subzi for valuable good health, Beetroot Tikkis in Spinach Gravy features a colourful and thoughtful combination of ingredients. Beetroot and carrot together with tangy spices gives rise to a lip-smacking tikki that goes just too well with the garlic-flavoured spinach gravy. Beetroot bei ....
Poha Cutlet (  Iron Rich )
Recipe# 5686
17 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Beaten rice (poha) is made in an iron pounder that contributes for its iron content. No wonder these yummy cutlets are packed with the richness of iron! Addition of lemon juice also helps in absorption of iron.
Chutney Sandwich, Green Chutney Sandwich Roadside Recipe
Recipe# 41919
14 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a peppy sandwich that is sure to remind you of your favourite street foods! In this easy-to-make recipe, bread slices are buttered and sandwiched with a vibrant green chutney that strikes a spicy conversation with your taste buds! You can prepare this as a quick snack any time you are hu ....
Spinach Cheese Cigars with Honey Chilli Sauce
Recipe# 8610
07 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Crunchy samosa patti rolls, filled with a spicy cheese and spinach mixture. Serve these immediately to enjoy the taste of the melted mozzarella cheese. Ready-made samosa pattis are available at most provision stores.
Vegetable Oats Pancake
Recipe# 38992
04 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Oats can be used to make more than just porridge! mix them with carrots and spinach to prepare these colourful, low calorie pancakes that are as nutritious as well as innovative. Oats are rich in the beta-glucan enzyme which helps to lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels, while carrots and spin ....
Palak Methi Muthia
Recipe# 4668
03 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Palak Methi Muthia represents perfection in flavour, nutrition and visual appeal. The flavours of spinach and fenugreek balance each other very well in these steamed iron and folic acid rich dumplings, which get a further boost in aroma from the tempering of mustard and sesame seeds. Palak Methi Mut ....
Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce
Recipe# 72
28 Aug 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce is a sumptuous preparation of assorted vegetables in a creamy sauce that is reinforced with spinach puree. The spinach adds a new dimension to the white sauce, making it more colourful and tastier too. Myriad veggies add flavour, crunch and a delightful splash of co ....
Veggie Boost Juice
Recipe# 6224
27 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
These refreshing veggies (carrot, spinach, parsley, celery) combine to make a super juice rich in fibre to keep a check on blood sugar. Carrots and spinach have been credited with zinc that aid in increasing the hdl (good cholesterol) cholesterol levels and diminishing the likelihood of blood ....
Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup
Recipe# 5689
25 Aug 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Steaming hot and semi-spicy, this healthful and tasteful Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup is perfect to kindle your appetite! Spinach is one of the good sources of iron, but there is another good reason to have this soup. Both tomatoes and spinach are a good source of folic acid, which also plays an ....
Mixed Vegetable Handvo, Non Fried Snacks
Recipe# 33316
22 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Mixed Vegetable Handvo is a delicious snack made with readymade idli batter reinforced with loads of tasty, juicy, crunchy veggies! A tempering of mustard and sesame seeds adds to the flavour and aroma of this tasty treat. We have cooked the handvo in a tava and cut it into handy-sized pieces fo ....
Masala Toast ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33418
20 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A tasty aloo masala packed between slices of bread lined with tongue-tickling chutney, the Masala Toast is surely one sumptuous snack that will keep you going for an hour or two. The unique stove and toaster used to make this Masala Toast is a typical trademark of street-side food. However, in this ....
Paneer Methi Chaman ( Know Your Green Leafy Vegetables)
Recipe# 32782
09 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Loads of greens are combined with paneer and punjabi spices to form this brilliant creation. Using both kasuri methi and fresh methi in this dish, imparts an unbeatable flavour.
Chana Dal Pancakes
Recipe# 3510
06 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
It has been recently discovered that chana dal is a very beneficial pulse for diabetics as it helps in the utilization of sugar effectively causing a slow rise in blood sugar levels because of its low glycemic index. This recipe makes use of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin rich vegetables and ....
Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe
Recipe# 30899
02 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Many of the best loved vegetarian Punjabi dishes are the ones where paneer is combined with a vegetable. Paneer is widely used and very popular in Punjab due to the abundance of milk and milk products in the area. This combination of spinach and paneer is no ....
Spinach and Paneer Paratha
Recipe# 1476
Today

 
by Tarla Dalal
With the refreshing green hue of spinach, these paneer and spinach parathas look and taste good! While spinach adds its goodness to the dough, a successful duo of cauliflower and paneer perked up with coriander, green chillies and ginger work their magic in the filling!
Crispy Rice Balls
Recipe# 7591
26 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
How can leftover rice and veggies be used to win your kids’ hearts? It might sound like a riddle to you, but it is possible as you will see from this recipe. Cooked rice and colourful vegetables are used to make a mildly spiced dough that is shaped into balls and deep-fried. This is a wonderful way ....
Mini Spinach and Cheese Samosa
Recipe# 41732
20 Jul 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
A yummy cheesy samosa that appeals to both desi and exotic food lovers. Although it tastes super special, this samosa is also quite easy to prepare and requires minimal ingredients. What makes it special is the mouth-feel given by molten cheese. However, you should make sure you seal the samosas ....
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda
Recipe# 42079
04 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
This is an interesting pakoda that combines the vibrant colour of spinach and the exciting crunch of onions with a dash of spice powders for flavour. We have combined the right amounts of besan and rice flour to give the Palak Pakora an awesome crunch. A must-try recipe, the Palak Pakora will ad ....
Spicy Chawli Leaves and Spinach Stuffed Parathas
Recipe# 32787
06 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Greens and carrots, interestingly flavoured with ginger, green chillies and other common but effective taste-givers, form the stuffing for these sumptuous whole wheat parathas. The combination of spinach and chawli greens gives the parathas a unique, very appetizing taste that you are sure to en ....
Green Moong Dal and Palak Handvo
Recipe# 813
09 Jul 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy from the heartland of Gujarat, Handvo is a unique dish baked in a Kadhai over a traditional tempering and sautéed veggies. Here, we have used a batter of green moong dal which gives a homely flavour and enticing mouth-feel. Ingredients like s ....
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