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Plain palak

Plain palak is a popular Indian Side dish
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Serves 4


1 bunch - fresh spinach, washed and chopped.

2 - medium sized onion, chopped roughly.

1 - big sized well ripened tomatoes, chopped.

2 - Cloves garlic.

1/2 tsp - cumin seeds.

1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder.

2 tsp - chilli powder.

1 tsp - coriander powder.

1/2 tsp - Garam Masala powder.

2 tbsp - yoghurt.




  1. Grind the onions, tomatoes and garlic to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  2. Whizz the roughly chopped spinach in the blender and keep it aside. | Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and fry the cumin seeds until they turn dark.
  3. Add the onion-tomato mixture. Cover and cook until the gravy becomes thick. Tip in the spice powders and salt, and stir until well blended.
  4. Now, add the spinach puree.
  5. Reduce the heat and cook for about 10 mins.
  6. Switch off the flame. Finally, add yogurt and mix well until well blended.
  7. Plain palak is ready to be served.
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