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Top 10 Healthy Spinach Recipes
Last Updated : Oct 25,2018
Top 10 Healthy Indian Spinach Recipes
Not a huge fan of Spinach ? We are sure to make you one with these delectable healthy recipes using spinach. 'Easy to prepare and healthy to eat' is the perfect definition for these recipe collection. Waste no time, Hurry up and try recipes like Chola Dal Panki , Ragi Roti Stuffed with Paneer Pesto and many more.
Spinach is packed full of such important nutrients as Vitamin C, Calcium and Vitamin A.
Spinach is one of the richest plant sources of Iron, and it should be part of a healthy diet for everyone, from the youngest child to the oldest adult.
Spinach Rich in Riboflavin, Vitamin 12 : Vitamin B2, also known as Riboflavin, enables you to get usable energy from the foods you eat. Basically, it gets energy from the carbohydrates, protein and fat you eat and converts it into energy in the form of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). The breakdown of ATP frees energy, which can be used by the body's tissues, such as muscles.
Great Source of Vitamin E : It helps balance cholesterol levels, repair damaged skin and keeps your hair shiny and healthy.
Vitamin B1, Thiamine : Spinach is rich in Vitamin B1, thiamin or thiamine which is essential for glucose metabolism. It extracts energy from our food and converts it into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the biochemical form in which our ; body stores and uses energy.
Niacin for a smarter Brain : Green leafy vegetables are rich in Niacin which help in brain functioning, healthy skin and reducing blood pressure levels.
top collection of healthy spinach recipes
Easy but unique, this is one of those exotic dishes that will earn you fame! Blanched spinach leaves are coated with a tongue tickling mixture of roasted and powdered sesame, vinegar and sauces.
The sesame dressing is very interesting as it gives a yummy, nutty taste in each bite. Serve the Spinach in Sesame Sauce immediately after preparation.
You can also try other scrumptious treats like Crackling Spinach
and Sesame Fingers
Salads are a boon for health conscious people. Easy and quick to make, they are tasty and bursting with good health. A scrumptious salad like the Barley Feta and Spinach Salad is filling enough to make a healthy snack.
Cooked barley is combined with feta cheese cubes, juicy greens and crunchy veggies, not to forget a dash of lemon juice and olive oil for a flavour boost. We have thrown in some black olives to give the salad an exotic touch and a memorable taste. Serve the salad immediately upon tossing.
Have a go with other salad combinations with barley, like Barley and Corn Salad
and Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing
A creative way to include nutritious veggies into your diet, the Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir-Fry is a treat for your taste buds, with a burst of colours and herby flavours. The combination of vegetables like broccoli, spinach and zucchini with other crunchy delights like cabbage and capsicum tremendously increases the vitamin A and folic acid content of this recipe, while also offering a range of textures to relish.
Chola Dal Panki, this popular Guajarati snack has been tweaked by using chola dal instead of rice flour to increase the protein, iron and fibre content. Adding palak gives a nice green colour and also enhances the fibre, folic acid and vitamin A content, all of which make this dish light and filling too.
Sautéed spinach and mushrooms come as an exciting twist to clear vegetable stock, which is perked up with peppy soya sauce and ground black pepper, but the most adventurous touch to this recipe is the topping of roasted sesame seeds, which transforms comforting vegetable stock into a snazzy soup whose flavour lingers on your taste buds.
Add the sesame seeds to the Clear Soup with Spinach and Mushrooms just before serving, to retain its crispness.
Enjoy this light and peppy soup with starters like Creamed Corn Cake
and Spring Onion Parcels
A delicious kadhi enhanced with vibrant spinach puree and soothing coconut milk, the Palak Coconut Kadhi also has its share of excitement thanks to the myriad spices that are added to it. As always, onions, green chillies and ginger, which are everyday ingredients in an Indian kitchen add to the flavour of this easy kadhi, which is made quicker and simpler using the microwave oven.
This unusual salad has pear as its main ingredient as pear, and is also dressed in the pulp of the same fruit. A dash of mustard added to the dressing gives this salad a tongue-tingling flavour and rich aroma.
In addition, this fruit combines a medley of greens, veggies and sprouts, including spinach, bean sprouts, carrots and capsicum. You can exercise your creativity and make your own creations by adding other crispy vegetables like cabbage too.
This high-fibre Pear, Spinach and Bean Sprouts Salad is not only a treat for your palate, but also keeps your heart healthy. It is high in potassium and low in sodium, which helps maintain blood pressure too.
Try other recipes like the Barley and Corn Salad
, and Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad
Pesto is a famous Italian
sauce made with basil, nuts and garlic. While pine nuts are used in the original recipe, the results are equally awesome when walnuts are used instead.
Here, is a totally unique and innovative dish, in which hearty ragi rotis are stuffed with a succulent and flavour-packed mixture of paneer and pesto. The rotis are first cooked plain, then the mixture is placed inside, and the roti is folded, because it is difficult to roll ragi rotis with a stuffing inside, as is usually done with other rotis
This method is easy to prepare and perfectly tasty too. Enjoy the Ragi Roti Stuffed with Paneer Pesto immediately upon preparation.
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-cook the mushrooms as they will shrink and lose their nice texture. A range of spices and spice powders come together with ingredients like ginger, garlic, tomatoes and onions to give this dish its remarkable flavour and aroma.
Serve it hot with Aloo Paratha
, Paneer Kulcha
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 is loaded with chickpeas and spinach. Apt ingredients like green chilli paste, curds and lemon juice impart an exciting flavour and perfect texture to the hummus, which stays fresh in the tiffin box for around 5 hours. To save time, you can cook the chickpeas the previous night itself. If doing so, add a little more water when blending the chickpeas the next morning. Also pack some Chatpata Popcorn ( Tiffin Treats)
in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo.
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