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
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

       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.
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