Friday, August 7, 2015

Palak Saag Sadheko (Spicy Spinach)


Palak Saag or Spinach sadheko is one of the yummiest dish in this world. You can choose to make it spicy or you can go mild depending what you like. Also, it is also one of the easiest dish to make and you can enjoy with beaten rice or rice or roti or anything you would like to have. My mom shared this recipe and we are in love with it. Here it is so you can enjoy!

Makes about 6 servings
Saag Sadheko (Spicy Spinach)

Ingredients Needed

  • Palak Saag or Spinach - full 3 quart bowl
  • Brown Sesame Seed powder - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Oil - 1 tsp
  • Vegetable Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger/Garlic Paste: 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder and Coriander powder to taste
  • Salt and Chili powder to taste
  • Turmeric Powder to taste
  • Schwan Pepper to taste
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Pinch of Hing Powder
Optional: Green chilies if you like it hot

Steps to follow

Wash spinach and dry.
3 quarts of spinach
Place spinach in a steamer to steam for 10 minutes in a medium heat.
Spinach in a steamer
Remove from the stove. Place the steamed spinach in a bowl.
Steamed Spinach
Drain excess water from the bowl. User spoon to squeeze excess water since it is hot. Use caution. Once the excess water has been drained, spread the spinach lightly in the bowl. Add salt, chili powder, schwan pepper, cumin and coriander powder, lemon juice and mustard oil. 
Mix spices
Mix lightly. Then add ginger/garlic paste and turmeric powder to the mixture. You can also add green chilies depending what you like.

Also, in a small pan, heat fenugreek seeds in vegetable oil on a medium heat.
Fenugreek seeds on heated vegetable oil
 When the seeds turn into black in color, remove from the heat.
Remove darkened seeds from the heat
Pour on top of the mixture
Add green chilies if you would like
Mix well.
Mix well
Spinach is ready to be served.

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