Palak curry recipe – how to make simple palak curry recipe – side dish for rotis/riceTweet
Palak curry is a healthy and simple palak recipe made with spinach/palak leaves, onions, tomatoes and spices. It goes well with rotis, phulkas and rice. In this recipe, I have chopped palak leaves and then mixed with spices. You can also puree the palak leaves and then add to the gravy. Palak is rich in iron and minerals and this curry is a good way of making it a part of your daily diet.
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Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook Time : 15 mins
Servings : 2-3 persons
North Indian cuisine
Palak/spinach – 1 bunch (medium sized) (approx. 2-3 cups of chopped palak leaves)
Oil – 2 tablespoons
Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds or jeera – 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Coriander powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala – 1/2 teaspoon
Yoghurt/curd – 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste
TO BE GROUND TO A FINE PASTE
Onion – 1 medium sized (chopped roughly)
Tomatoes – 2 medium sized (chopped roughly)
Garlic cloves – 3 to 4
Ginger – 1 inch small sized (chopped roughly)
HOW TO MAKE OR PREPARE PALAK CURRY RECIPE
In a mixer grinder, grind the onion, tomatoes, garlic cloves and ginger to a fine paste without adding water. Keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan on medium flame. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Once the seeds stop spluttering, add cumin seeds and saute till they turn light brown in colour. Add the onion-tomato paste and mix well. Saute on a low flame till the raw smell goes away.
Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt and mix well. Cook for another 2 minutes on low flame.
Add the chopped palak leaves and combine together. Cook for about 5-7 minutes on low flame till the palak gets well blended with the masala.
Finally add the curd and mix well till well blended. Switch off the flame. Palak curry is ready to be served.
Serve palak curry hot with rotis, naans, chapathis or rice.
You can also add chopped green chillies to make it more spicy.