Matar Palak

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Matar palak is a healthy combination of green vegetables like peas and spinach made into a sabzi. The recipe comes out green in colour with green gravy and is a delight to eat.

The unique flavours of spinach and peas mix well to create a nutritious sabzi for vegetarian food lovers. You can also make this side dish recipe by following our recipe tutorial.

Spinach and peas are cooked with some Indian spices and condiments to bring out the flavour perfectly. They can be sauteed and made into thick gravy by grinding it into paste and cooking it into tomato gravy. A spoonful of cream on top will enhance the taste of this sabzi.

Take a look at more Side-Dish Recipes. You may also want to try Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Pumpkin), Turkey with Mushrooms, Spleen Pepper Fry (Manneeral Fry) , Narthangai Pachadi

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  • 1 - bunch of spinach
  • 1 cup - green peas
  • 1 - medium sized tomato
  • 1 - medium sized onion
  • 1 - medium sized boiled potato
  • 3-4 - green chillies
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • A pinch of asafetida
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Matar Palak

  • Cut spinach leaves and wash them properly.
  • Boil the cut spinach for 10 minutes in a small amount of water. Allow to cool for some time.
  • Grind the cooled spinach along with the green chillies to a fine paste.
  • This paste must be semi-liquid.
  • Chop onion and tomatoes into small pieces.
  • Cut the boiled potato into evenly shaped cubes.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  • Add the onions, peas and tomatoes.
  • Fry for 2-3 mins. Add the potato cubes and allow to cook on medium flame for 5 mins.
  • Once the onions and tomatoes are cooked, add the spinach-chilli paste to the above.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  • Simmer it for 10 mins.