LEHSUNI PALAK RECIPE

Lehsuni Palak Recipe | How to Make Palak ka Saag | Spinach Gravy Recipe

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What is Lehsuni Palak?

Lehsuni Palak Recipe is a spinach preparation with strong flavors of garlic and subtle flavors of coriander and mint. It is a very simple and quick recipe which makes absolutely delicious and mouthwatering spinach preparation. It is a nice break from the regular spinach recipes that are prepared. Do try the Lehsuni Palak Recipe as it is a 

  • Recipe using spinach
  • Recipe for winters

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Lehsuni Palak

This recipe doesn’t call for any tomato or yogurt.  Onions, ginger, chilies, and garlic form the base of the gravy. Fresh cream and grated cottage cheese (paneer) add to the texture of Lehsuni Palak.

In India, during winter lots of green vegetables are available. And kids are annoyed every second day to see something green for the meals :(I am a recipe developer, not a farmer. I can’t change the vegetables available {for that matter even farmers can’t do that, they too have to grow vegetables according to the climate ;)}. All I can do is trying making different recipes with the same veggies. And Lehsuni Palak Recipe was another step in this direction.

LEHSUNI PALAK RECIPE

Lehsuni Palak Recipe

Spinach cooked with lots of garlic and ginger, green chilies, mint, and coriander. A simple yet distinct preparation

Ingredients for Lehsuni Palak Recipe

  • 2 bunch spinach (palak), washed and cleaned
  • 1 tsp vinegar (optional)
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 18 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pinch nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
  • 1/4 bunch or 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/4 bunch or 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 5 green chilies
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp dry fenugreek leaves (Kasuri methi)
  • 1 cup grated cottage cheese (paneer)
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp butter

How to make Lehsuni Palak

1. Blanch spinach

Heat sufficient water in a pan. Add 1 tsp white vinegar. Add the spinach leaves and let them cook till soft (approx 5 minutes). Take them out and put in ice cold water for 2-3 minutes. Adding vinegar while boiling spinach help spinach to maintain its green color. Putting the boiled spinach in ice cold water helps to maintain the green color and nutrients of spinach.

LEHSUNI PALAK 12. Prepare the base of the gravy

Heat 3 tbsp oil. Add 1 cup chopped onions, 1 tsp chopped ginger, 5-6 cloves of garlic, a pinch of nutmeg and 5 green chilies. Cook everything for 5-6 minutes.

LEHSUNI PALAK 23. Add the greens

Add 1/4 bunch of coriander and 1/4 bunch of mint leaves. Now add the blanched spinach and cook for a couple of minutes.

LEHSUNI PALAK 34. Make a paste

Let spinach mix cool down. Once it’s cool grind it.

LEHSUNI PALAK 45. Cook garlic

Heat 1 tbsp butter. Add whole garlic cloves. Cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes.

LEHSUNI PALAK 56. Add dry fenugreek leaves and spinach paste

Add 1 tbsp dry fenugreek leaves and cook them for a minute, till they are aromatic. Add the spinach paste. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

7. Add cream and cottage cheese

Switch off the flame. Add 2 tbsp fresh cream.Add 1 cup grated cottage cheese. Switch on the flame and cook a couple of minutes.Switching off the flame while adding fresh cream ensures that the cream doesn’t curdle.

7. Add salt | Check the seasoning and consistency

Add salt to taste. Check and adjust the seasoning and consistency. Spinach has its own salt, so be careful while adding salt to the spinach gravies.

8. Bon appétit: 

Enjoy Lehsuni Palak with butter naan or lachchha parantha or jeera rice.

Lehsuni Palak Recipe

Suggestions

  • You can add tomato puree/lemon juice/dry mango powder to add some tanginess to the gravy.
  • A per your choice you can add pieces of cottage cheese (paneer) instead of grated cottage cheese.
  • You can also add vegetables such as corn or mushrooms in Lehsuni Palak.
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