Monday, December 28, 2009

Spinach Curry / Palak Curry


I make this spinach curry so often. We prepare different varieties with 
spinach like spinach dal,Spinach rice, carrot and spinach rice, palak 
panner, out of which i am posting today a simple spinach curry with 
onion. Spinach curry Serve with hot rice and roti.

Health benefits of Spinach:

The health benefits of spinach are numerous and its ability to help 

prevent or control diseases and health conditions. Spinach, like most 
green vegetables,contains Lutein which is protective against eye disea-
ses. Researchers have identified compounds in spinach that function as
antioxidants and as anti-cancer agents. Another study has revealed that
spinach contains protein components which are used to lower blood
pressure. Apart from this Spinach is also good for bone health as it
contains bone-building nutrients including calcium and magnesium.
Spinach is said to be good for those with heart disease, arthritis, Anemia,
Tumors, Constipation, Insomnia, Obesity, Neuritis, High blood pressure,
Bronchitis, Colon cancer, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer, Osteoporosis,
Dyspepsia and diseases of kidneys, bladder and liver.

If served raw, Spinach is a good source of vitamin C. By overcooking it
important Vitamins may be lost. Cooked spinach is a good source of iron.
Iron is a mineral that it particularly important for Women and Children who
have increased needs for iron.


1 bunch of Spinach
1 medium Onion
3 Green chillies
2 tbs oil
1/4 tbs Channa dal
1/4 Urad dal
1/4 Cumin seeds
1/4 Mustard
1 Red chilli
Salt to taste
Below 1/4 tbs turmeric



1. Wash the spinach leaves in running water. Chop them into small pieces.
2. Chop the onion and green chillies.
3. Heat oil in a pan. Add channa dal, urad dal,cumin seeds, red chilli, 

mustard. Stir it till the seasoning is done.
4. Add onions,green chillies and fry till the onions turn into light brown colour.
5. Add spinach, salt and turmeric. Mix well and cover to cook on medium heat 

up to 10 min.
6. Fiber-rich and tasty Spinach curry is ready to serve.


Divina Pe said...

New flavors to try for spinach. Thanks for the recipe.

Simply Life said...

oh this looks wonderful!