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पालक रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (spinach recipes in Hindi)
પાલક રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (spinach recipes in Gujarati)

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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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 t ....
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 ....
Looking for a snack that is easy to prepare yet healthy and non-fried? Try these delicious spinach and cottage cheese dumplings innovatively flavoured with nutmeg powder. The addition of baking soda makes these dumplings soft and comforting to bite into. Once you have prepared the ingredients, it ta ....
Good health in a bowlful, that is what this soup is! Moong Dal and Spinach Soup is a zero-oil recipe, brimful of protein, vitamin A and iron – all of which will make your eyes sharp and keen. Moreover, the use of low-fat milk reduces the calorie content of this recipe, while retaining a good q ....
The radish spinach paratha is different in every way. Spinach is used in the dough, while the radish is made into a flavourful stuffing. Instead of making routine stuffed parathas, here the radish mix is spread on a semi-cooked roti, which is then folded in half and cooked on a tava to make a cresce ....
how to make spinach puree | how to make palak puree | with 14 amazing images. Spinach Puree also known as Palak puree is cooked spinach, that is grounded to a creamy paste consistency. It ....
You will thoroughly enjoy this nutrient-dense, easy-to-prepare spinach soup. Blendarising it with low fat milk gives it a lovely emerald green colour, which together with the aroma of sautéed onions and garlic, makes this soup irresistible! I would especially recommend this to all my weight-consc ....
Ravioli is an Italian delicacy, which takes a bit of time and effort to prepare but is completely worth every second you spend! The Ravioli is prepared by cooking dough stuffed with a cheesy spinach and corn mixture. The stuffing includes ingredients like ga ....
I’d say, “steam them, season them, and gobble them up!” you should ideally follow this process in quick succession and serve the palak methi na muthia soon after steaming—as freshness ensures the greatest satisfaction as far as this dish goes. It does take a while to painstakingly clean and chop ....
Shorbas or Indian soups are characterised by their tongue-tickling flavours and rich mouth-feel too. This Strength Shorba, for instance, is a dal based delight that has a luscious texture owing to the dal and spinach being blended with onions, tomatoes, etc. A dash ....
Tastes, textures and colours mingle in a deep bowl of this wholesome soup which has plenty of soft chunks of vegetables. Fresh ginger and garlic add pungent accents to the naturally sweet vegetable flavours in it. We have avoided using miso paste as it is not freely available.
Bread has a knack of giving any snack a wonderful texture, which is both crisp and melt-in-the-mouth. This Bread Palak Pakora is an interesting experiment that harnesses this quality of bread. Made with a dough of bread and palak strengthened with besan and flavoured with spices, these pakoras h ....
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 st ....
mini spinach and cheese samos | spinach cheese samosa | palak cheese samosa | with 17 amazing images. A yummy cheesy samosa that appeals to both desi and exotic food lovers. Although it tastes super special, this mini spin ....
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