Sunday, December 15, 2013


This is a very flavourful garlicky spinach which can be served with rotis or rice dishes. This is for the Potluck Party - Cyber Style ..hosted by Jagruti.

Spinach / Palak - 1 bunch (chopped very finely)
Onion .... 1 small ( about 3-4 tbsps finely chopped)
Tomato ... 1 small
Green chillies - 2
Garlic ..... 6-7 cloves
Ginger .... 1 inch piece
Yogurt .... 2-3 tbsps
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder .. 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds ... 1 tsp
Asafoetida ..... a generous pinch
Salt .... to taste
Oil .... 3-4 tbsps ( I used mustard oil)

For Tempering :
Garlic -- 6-7 cloves (finely Chopped)
Oil / ghee  .. 1tbsp

1. In a pan add the mustard oil and the cumin, mustadr seeds and the asafoetida.
2. When they crackle add the onion and saute until translucent.
3. Now add the crushed ginger, garlic and green chillies and stir in the finely chopped tomato. Saute until the tomato is cooked.
4. Now tip in the finely chopped spinach and add the salt, turmeric and coriander powder. Cover and simmer to cook.
5. When it is almost done and the water from the palak is dried up, stir in the whisked yogurt and mix well. Cook until well blended.
6. Now heat oil or ghee in a pan and add the chopped garlic pieces. ( you may crush it if you don't  like it that way)
Fry on a low flame to make it crisp and light brown.
7. Add it to the cooked palak before serving as a garnish.

Linking to:

Potluck Party Event @ - Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey


Rafeeda AR said...

that's a yum curry for rotis...

Ruxana Gafoor said...

you have really flavored the dish with the addition of fried garlic...healthy dish

Hasna Hamza Layin said...

shall try it son loves spinach

Shweet Spicess said...

Garlic tadka is so much yumm :)

Jagruti said...

Aromatic and tasty palak..looks so tempting :)

sangeetha pn said...


Anu Shoj said...

luv the addition of garlic in greens...nice combo Shobha...

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Manjula Bharath said...

very very flavorful palak .. looks super delicious :)

Pooja Agrawal said...

very healthy side dish for steamed rice or even well go with chapati..i love garlic tadka with red chillies on any dal or pain khichadi...very flavourful curry!!!

Priya Suresh said...

Garlic flavoured palak, omg am drooling here.

Second Helping said...

hey Shobha.. real yum recipe. Will cook it soon for the 28th Oct. Loved your blog :)