Palak Paratha


Spinach Flatbread in hindi its called palak paratha.Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low calorie package. it’s provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals.most of kids doesn’t like to eat spinach so it’s a good way to include in their diet.Many people pureed spinach & knead with flour,my family like chopped Spinach so i am sharing my way of tasty paratha. Enjoy this paratha with thick fresh curds ,pickles or simply Plain.

Ingredients

Whole wheat flour 1 cup 

Spinach – 3/4 cup chopped

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp(optional)

Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp finely chopped  (optional)

Salt – to taste

Cumin seeds- 1 tsp(optional)

Carom seeds – 1/2 tsp

Green Chilli – 1 finely chopped

Onion 1 small finely chopped

Oil /Ghee or  butter for frying

Water if required

Method

Wash & clean spinach dry using a paper towel.In a bowl add Chopped Spinach ,onion & salt.Adding it will leave water.Add all ingredients & make a dough.Heat a griddle divide a dough roll it in a round shape.put it on a griddle cook both sides apply oil/butter/ghee.

Tips: if the dough looks dry, then add very little water and knead. if the dough becomes sticky, then add some more flour and knead.if you use yogurt around 1 tbsp no need to add any water while kneading.Parathas for kids then avoid chopped green chillies.

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Hariyali Dhokla


A dhokla is a spongy savory cake made of gram flour, suji (semolina) or rice powder. Dhokla recipe is a very popular Gujarati dish prepared in almost every household in India. Many variations of dhoklas such as Besan Dhokla, Suji Dhokla, Chawal Dhokla or Khaman Dhokla. it is prepared by steaming .Dhokla can be served as breakfast, evening snack or even as an appetizer.

Dhokla recipe with a tweak adding Blanched & pureed Spinach.

Ingredients

Spinach blanched & pureed 2 cup

Gram flour 1 cup

Yogurt 1/2 cup

Green chillies 1-2

Ginger chilli Paste 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Sugar 1 tsp

Asafoetida 1/4 Tsp

Fruit salt 1 tsp

Lime juice 1tsp

Oil 2 tsp

Black mustard seeds 1tsp

Method

In a bowl add gram flour,yogurt spinach puree,salt ,sugar ,green chilli ,ginger paste & 1 tsp oil mix well.Grease a plate or dish.in a big vessel adding enough water for steaming.Before pouring batter mixture into a greased plate.add fruit salt & lime juice & mix well.transfer mixture to greased plate;put in a steamer to cook.it take 10-12 min .plz check using toothpick or knife as dhokla mixture comes clean.Once done remove plate & keep aside.prepare tempering heat oil in a pan add black mustard seeds,asafoetida &chopped green chilli .pour this tempering on top of cooked dhokla.cut in shape & serve !!

Aloo Palak


Spinach is an excellent source of lots of vitamin & minerals.It is a very good source of dietary fiber, Spinach means Palak in Hindi language. It is a leaf-based  dish eaten in the Indian Subcontinent with bread such as roti or rice.Potatoes means aloo in hindi .its a dish cooked with Spinach, potatoes & Indian Spices.

Ingredients

3 potatoes, peeled and cubed, (lightly sauteed in 1/2 tbsp of oil)

2 bunches spinach chopped

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

2 onions finely chopped

1-2 tomatoes chopped or puree

2 green chillies slit

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 1/2 cups water

salt to taste

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1/2 tbsp cream optional

1/2 tsp Dry Fenugreek leaves

2 tbsp oil

Method
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add the onions and green chillies and sauté the onions till they turn transparent.Add ginger garlic paste and fry further for 3-4 minutes.add tomatoes and cooked now add turmeric powder ,red chilli powder and coriander powder and combine well.Add the spinach and let it cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the fried potato cubes and combine. Cook on low heat for 7-8 minutes.Add the water and salt and cook on medium heat for 12-15 minutes or till the potatoes are tender. Add malai, garam masala powder dry fenugreek leaves and combine.Reduce flame, cover and cook for a mt. Turn off heat and serve hot with Rotis or steamed rice.
Tips -if you want u can use spinach paste too,a taste will be same.

Yellow Moong Dal & Spinach Crepe


Crepe prepared using Soaked & grind Split yellow moong Dal with Spinach .

Ingredients

Yellow moong dal (soaked) 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Salt to taste
Spinach (chopped ) 1/2 cup
Onion chopped small
Green chillies 1
Method
Grind soaked moong dal .takeout in a bowl add salt, spinach,Asafoetida , cumin seeds.
Heat pan or griddle .pour batter on it spread..as we do for dosa..sprinkle chopped onion & green chillies..add oil on side cook both sides.till it crisp.Serve with Chutney!!

Palak Chicken


Chicken pieces simmered in Pureed Spinach  & Indian spices.

ingredients

Chicken:-500gms /1 lb
Spinach :- 1 bunch
Onion : -1 cup (chopped)
Coriander Leaves : -1 bunch
Tomato :-1 (finely chopped)
Bay Leaves:-1
Mustard Oil :-2 tbsp(any oil of your choice)
Fennel Seeds: -1 tsp
Coriander Powder :- 1 tsp
Kasoori Methi :- 1 tsp
Whole Dry Red chilli :- 1
Salt :- to taste
Ginger & garlic Paste : -11/2 tsp
To marinate
Curd:-1 tbsp
Red chili powder :-1 tsp (as per taste)
Turmeric powder :- 1 tsp
Salt : a pinch
To Grind :
Green Chilies :- 2
Garlic :- 2-3
Ginger : -1″
Cinnamon :- 1
Green Cardamom :-2-3
Cloves:-2
Clean,wash and drain the chicken.take chicken in a bowl and add marinate ingredients [Curd,Red chili powder,Turmeric powder Salt.]leave it for 30 min so that chicken absorb its marination ingredients
Grind all the ingredients[ Green Chilies ,Garlic Ginger Cinnamon Green Cardamom ,Cloves] into smooth paste.
we will boil the spinach and once its cooked fully drain the water and grind them with coriander leaves into smooth paste.
Now heat oil in a pan/kadhai and add bay leaves, fennel seeds,on and whole red chili after that we will add chopped onions and fry them till it becomes golden brown.
After that add the ground paste,and fry them till the raw smell goes off.Now add the chopped tomato and fry them for 3-4 minutes on medium heat or until it becomes mushy.Now we will add the marinated chicken and fry them for 3-4 minutes. And add coriander powder, kasoori methi and some salt.Add 1/4 cup of water(we will add water quantity according to the consistency gravy we like) and close it with lid, let the mixture boil until the chicken is fully cooked and tender.Once the chicken is tender add the spinach puree and let it cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat.Now our Palak chicken is ready.add 2 tbsp of cream for smooth texture (optional)
Imp tips:- if u want a pure green color of palak.do not add turmeric & avoid cooking in mustard oil.

 

Spinach Soup


Blanched & Pureed Spinach with Dash of Cream.

Spinach Puree(chopped & Blanched) 2 cup
Oats (roasted & powder)2 tbsp
Olive oil/Butter 4 tsp
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Red crushed pepper & Oregano (optional)
Onion powder 1 tsp
Garlic powder 1/2 tsp
Low fat milk or any Milk 1/2 Cup
Method
Wash spinach properly & chopped & blanched .don’t throw away water.
make a smooth paste using blender.keep it aside.
Heat a pan add oil then add onion powder,garlic powder saute on low heat.add oats flour saute properly.add milk stir continuously as it there should be no lump.
Once milk boil add pureed spinach stir properly.add salt ,pepper.
Add spinach blanced water.as per consistency u prefer.
Serve in a bowl/ Cup adding dash of cream (optional).
Cream of Spinach soup is ready to serve.
Tips
Instead of onion & Garlic powder.one can use fresh one too.
Add oregano /Red crushed pepper for a enhanced flavor .its optional