Friday, February 17, 2012
Spinach curry in yogurt sauce (Palak Kadi)
So I ended up getting a spinach bag from Costco and like all other things it was a jumbo pack(I love the part that it is pre-washed). And since then I have been trying out all the spinach recipes that I know of to get to it before they go bad. We had spinach-tofu curry, spinach salad, omelet with spinach filling and spinach curry in yogurt sauce.
This recipe is for a yogurt based spinach curry, in India its also called Palak(= Spinach) Kadi(=Yogurt based curry).
2 cups of chopped spinach
1 cup thick yogurt
1/2 cup peanuts
2 green chilies slit in the middle
2 tbsp besan (chickpea flour) or corn starch
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp coriander(cilantro) seed powder
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
In a deep pan heat oil and the chilies followed by cumin seeds, turmeric and coriander powder, saute it for a minute. Add peanuts and spinach and let the spinach cook on medium heat.
In the meanwhile mix besan in yogurt completely so that there are no lumps. When the spinach has wilted add the yogurt mixture and sugar. Bring the curry to a boil on a low flame.
Serve hot with rice, you could also enjoy it as a soup.