Spinach Delicacy

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch (600-700 gms) - spinach, chopped
  • 1 - dry red chilli
  • 1 tbsp - chana dal
  • 1/4 tbsp each - rai and jeera
  • 1 tbsp - freshly grated coconut
  • 2 tbsp - chopped coriander
  • 1 to 2 - green chillies
  • 3 tbsp - oil
  • hing powder
  • 1/4 tsp - methi seeds
  • 1 tsp - tamarind pulp
  • 6 to 8 - kaju
  • 1 - onion, chopped
  • soda bicarb
  • salt to taste
  • For Pakoras:
  • 4 tbsp - besan
  • 1/2 - onion chopped
  • 1/2" - ginger
  • 1/4 tsp - chilli powder
  • coriander leaves
  • salt
  • oil

How to Make Spinach Delicacy

  • Clean, chop and wash spinach. Roast red chilli, channa dal, jeera and rai till jeera turns golden in a kadai. Add coconut, stir well and remove from fire.
  • Grind all these ingredients with fresh coriander and green chillies to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a large kadai. Add hing and methi seeds.
  • Wait till the seeds turn brown.
  • Add the cashewnuts and fry lightly till brown.
  • Add chopped onions and fry to a golden brown.
  • Add the masala paste. Mix well for a few seconds.
  • Add chopped spinach, salt and a pinch of soda bicarb.
  • Cook for about 7-8 minutes till spinach turns soft, remove from fire and cool.
  • Grind to a puree and add tamarind pulp and sugar to the spinach.
  • Boil and add 1/2 cup water if the gravy is too thick.
  • Simmer for 3-4 minutes and keep aside.
  • For the pakoras, mix chopped onions, ginger, coriander, salt, chilli powder and baking soda with the besan.
  • Add a little water to make a thick batter.
  • Deep fry small spoonful of the batter.
  • Add pakoras to the cooled spinach.
  • Before serving, Allow to boil 2-3 times. Serve with chapattis.

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