Monday, June 21, 2010

Spinach Chutney/Palakura Pachadi

Today I am posting a very simple , easy to make and very delicious to taste recipe with spinach.We all make daals,curries,parathas ,rice dishes and nutritious smoothies etc. with spinach/palak.The options are endless with this greens and it is a very common leafy vegetable known to people around the world.Today I am making a very delicious chutney with this lovely greens.

Let us see how it is made------------


Main Ingredients :
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Spinach...............................3cups(packed)
Onion..................................1big

Seasoning Ingredients :
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Canola Oil.................................1.5tbsp
Cumin Seeds.............................1tsp
Mustard Seeds..........................1tsp
ChanaDaal................................2tsp
Urad Daal.................................2tsp
Red Chilly.................................4
Asafoetida/Hing........................pinch
Tamarind Paste........................2tsp
Salt..........................................to taste

Preparation :
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Rinse the spinach and keep it aside.Cut the onion into big chunks.Place a pan on the stove on medium high heat and add oil.Once the oil heats up add cumin,mustard,chana daal ,urad daal and red chillies and let them splutter and turn golden.Now add asafoetida and onion chunks and fry till the onion turns translucent.


After the rawness of the onion is gone take some cooked onion pieces and keep them aside along with some seasoning,so that we can use as garnish in the end.Now add tamarind paste to the pan and later add spinach to the pan.



Cook till the spinach wilts and transfer it to the mixie jar.Add salt and grind it to a smooth paste.


Transfer the blended chutney to a serving bowl and garnish it with the onion pieces and seasoning that we kept aside.


Mix the onions pieces in the chutney and serve.Delicious Spinach Chutney is ready to be served with hot rice ,rotis,chapathis or parathas.



Note :
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1) Onion gives a nice crunch to the chutney.

2) If you want some tang to the onion pieces, let the onions cook in the pan after adding the tamarind and then take some aside for garnish.Then you can taste tangy onions in the chutney.

This goes to Healing Foods:Onion Event hosted by Priya started by Siri .

25 comments:

  1. very tasty pachadi kiran...i love spinach n can eat it in any form n ur looks so tempting ..i wish i could scoop a little from ur blog :)

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  3. Hai Kiran the chutney looks very yummy.Never try the spinach chutney.Will try.

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  4. I would love to try it. I remember mom making it, but never tried myself.

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  5. Kiran,

    Spinach chutney looks really good. I like very much. Easy to make and healthy one too.

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  6. looks delicious and healthy kiran....lovley color

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  7. Hi Kiran the chutney looks very yummy

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  8. Healthy and yummy one Kiran..

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  9. kiran waht a healthy choice.delicious
    chutney .i like spinach so this is a tasty dish for me..good one yarr

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  10. This is certainly healthy and tasty Kiran!

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  11. Luv to have with hot hot idlies..yummy chutney dear.

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  12. Spinach chutney looks tempting, never tries chutney with spinach yet, thanks for sharing Kiran..

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  13. Spinach chutney sounds great

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  14. a new and delicious recipe..looks yumm..

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  15. Easy to make, healthy and delicious chutney :-)

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  16. Simple but very healthy recipe. Nice to visit here.

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  17. Interesting chutney, love it with plain rice.

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  18. Hey Kiran chala baundhi ee chutney....i like any pachadi and so urs too...good one....

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  19. Looks very delicious chutney..bookmarked..soon will be trying.

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  20. Very healthy and a lovely color..

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  21. Hi Kiran,

    This Rama.. We met at a picnic 2 weeks back. I find many recipes interesting. will try them out. Thanks for sharing your site.

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  22. Tried it out and blogged about it. It came out just mouth watering and I cannot stop eating.

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