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May 14, 2011

Spinach(palak) and chickpea flour (besan)dry curry

          I have had this or atleast something similar to this at a friend's place back in India a couple of years ago. I bought a spinach to make a salad with it for dinner. But ended up making this one as I really felt like having something spicy along with my chapatis that day. I am glad I remembered this recipe as we all loved it and went very well with chapatis and dal. I think I am going to make this often.
palak(spinach)besan(chick pea flour)curry
Ingredients-
Spinach or palak-  a big bunch cleaned and chopped
Besan/chickpea flour/kadalai maavu- 3/4 cup
Onion- 1 big finely chopped
Green chillies- 4-5 slit or you can chop them into fine pieces
Garlic- 2-3 cloves minced
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 2tsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp

Method-
       Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.When it splutters, add the garlic and the onions and saute till the onions turns slightly brown in colour. Now add the chick pea flour and mix. Saute this mixture till the raw smell of the flour goes off. Add the turmeric powder and salt. Mix well. Now add the chopped spinach and  mix well. Cook till the spinach wilts completely and is properly mixed with the flour mixture.

14 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

this dry preparation looks so tempting. Adding spinach has added nutritive value also...

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Raji said...

Very yum recipe...I add besan to my various curries but never tried with palak..simple super.

Mehjabeen Arif said...

This is such a new preparation ! looks good.

revathi said...

A very new preparation.... but I love the combo... looks yum:)
Reva

Prathibha said...

Lovely curry...:)
very healthy side dish..:)

Suparna said...

Thanks sowmya for a new innovative dish, looks tasty

Torviewtoronto said...

looks delicious haven't added chickpeas flour before with spinach

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds interesting and new to me...
looks delicious dear:)

Hari Chandana said...

Very nice recipe.. looks awesome!!
Indian Cuisine

Latha said...

Sounds new and interesting...looks yum!

Priya said...

Thats an interesting and delicious side dish..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Bookmarked, it looks superb :)

notyet100 said...

something new ,thnks for the recipe

Mala Muley said...

:-) I remember Monali and Bhakti use to bring this type of palak sabji in tiffin and we use to enjoy r lunch.....will try it today only

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