Friday, 18 September 2015

Lasuni Palak

One quick post to keep you all updated that this blog is still active, its just that I haven't got much time to spend here due to my work. But dont worry, I have been cooking a lot of things and trying new stuff. To know what is happening in my cooking life you can follow me on twitter and instagram and also check out my facebook page - 
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 There are times, when I'm not in a mood to cook anything exotic and want a simple and quick meal. The other night, I was feeling the same and was not in a mood to cook anything great and wanted to stick to simple. This dish is one of the simplest and the quickest dish I make in such situations.
Many of my friends think that I dont cook indian recipes and dont enjoy eating them, but thats wrong.
Here is my recipe to prove it that I cook and also eat Indian food. BTW, a small secret - my favorite food or dish is dal chawal. Its simple, light and just homely, one thing I want to have for my dinner almost everyday if possible.

Ingredients - 
Palak (Spinach) - 1 bunch
Salt - to taste
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Garlic - 10-12 cloves cloves
Cumin seeds - 5 gms
Green chillies - 1-2pcs
Lemon juice - 5 ml
Coriander powder - 5 gms

 
                 
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(Sorry for putting up an image from another site, the image I had was not very clear and dint look quite appealing.)

Method - 
1. Crush the garlic and keep aside. 
2. Clean the Spinach leaves and keep them ready. 
3. In pan heat ghee, add in the crushed garlic, cumin seeds, green chillies and sauteed them.
4. Add in the spinach leaves with a pinch of salt and coriander powder and saute it, once that is done, puree it and obtain a thick paste like texture. 
5. Return the mixture to the pan, add in some water if needed. 
6. Check the seasoning, add in the lemon juice and stir.
7. Serve it hot, poured with some ghee on top and a tempering of brown garlic.

Note - 
1. This recipe is my version, the way my mom taught me and I have always loved it. There are many versions out there of this recipe.
2. You can also add in 1/2 tomato while sauteing the spinach as it helps in cut down the bitterness.

Lastly, sorry for being away for a very long time from the blog, hope you all are going to read this recipe and share it with people. Will try and keep updated the blog as and when I get a small break from work.
Till then do follow me on other social media for updates on food and more things about the food around town, what to eat, what not to eat and where to find the best things which I know.







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