Friday, 30 November 2012

Spinach with Green Peas-Palak Mater

This spinach recipe is loaded with vitamins and iron and the taste of fresh green peas gives it a nice sweet taste.I have also used ginger and garlic which work as an immunity booster especially in winter.Use fresh green peas as they are readily available now.It is a simple and nutritious recipes which can be had with plain chapati or rice along with some dal and veggies.

Spinach-3 bunches
Green peas-1/2 cup,shelled
Onion-1/2,finely chopped
Ginger-1/2 teaspoon,finely chopped
Garlic-3 cloves,crushed
Mustard seeds-1/4 teaspoons
Salt to taste
Oil-1 teaspoon
Cottage cheese(Paneer)-2 teaspoons,grated(for garnishing)

-Pluck the tender leaves from the spinach bunch and and wash them twice under running water.
-Finely chop the spinach leaves.
-Heat a pan and add oil to it.
-Add the mustard seeds and let it crackle.
-Add onions that have been finely chopped and stir them for 30 seconds and add the crushed garlic and finely chopped ginger to the pan.
-Saute this for about 2-3 minutes till the onions become a little translucent.
-Add the chopped spinach leaves and green peas and mix well.
-Cook on medium flame stirring intermittently.You need not add water as the spinach leaves release enough water which easily cooks the leaves.
-When the spinach and peas are cooked,turn off the flame and take it out on a plate.
-Garnish with grated cheese on top.

1 comment:

  1. Like any other kid, my son also hates spinach. I have learned the tricks of the trade! I now hide it in yummy delicacies which I came to know of from a new kids blog called Humpty Bumpty Kids. ;-)