Hara Bhara Khumbh

Hara Bhara Khumbh

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Vibrant spinach and chewy mushrooms form a tasty and healthy team! Spinach cooked with perky ginger, green chillies and pungent garlic forms the tingly tangy base for this preparation to which fresh mushrooms are added at the end. This is a nutritious low-cal recipe that helps balance cholesterol levels too.

Hara Bhara Khumbh recipe - How to make Hara Bhara Khumbh

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Spinach Purée
4 cups shredded spinach (palak)
1/2 tsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)
1 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies
4 garlic (lehsun) cloves

Other Ingredients
3 cups mushroom (khumbh) cubes
1 tsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sugar

For the spinach purée

    For the spinach purée
  1. Combine all the ingredients along with 1 cup of water in a deep non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside to cool completely.
  2. Blend in a mixer to a smooth purée and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat ½ tsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the mushrooms and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes or till the water evaporates, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the remaining ½ tsp of oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the prepared spinach purée and a little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the mushrooms and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy51 cal
Protein2.6 g
Carbohydrates6.6 g
Fiber2.3 g
Fat1.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium38.2 mg


Hara Bhara Khumbh
 on 08 Oct 14 09:51 AM

Simple spinach turned flavourful with the addition of just ginger, garlic and green chillies. The mushrooms give a good mouth feel while adding a good dose of protein.
Hara Bhara Khumb
 on 09 Dec 10 11:36 AM

Lovely amalgamation of mushrooms and spinach. makes it a very tasty and very healthy dish at the same time. Love the richness of the sauce.