Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Recipes from the Taj: Lasooni Palak (Spinach and Garlic)

Remember I told you about this book I got from my dad's friend. Its got awesome recipes, by chefs from The Taj group of hotels
Some recipes are really interesting, some too complicated to try out and some everyday recipes that work best for me...
This particular one is one of the easier recipes, with ingredients that are easily available.
Spinach is something which is on our plates at least once a week if not more and thankfully TH and the son seem to really like it

lasooni palak

Palak paneer, keerai molagutal, soppu palya and a lot more variations have been made fairly often now. I saw the lasooni palak in this book and knew I had to try it out. Its got a lovely texture with the puree and chopped spinach, cream and yoghurt as part of it

This one's also from the Taj at Nashik

What you need -

3 bunches spinach
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsps oil
pinch of hing / asafoetida
1 medium onion
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1 tomato
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
pinch of turmeric powder
3 cloves of garlic, minced and browned
puree of 2 tomatoes
1/2 cup plain beaten yoghurt
2 tsps cream
salt to taste

What you do with it -

Clean and chop the spinach. Puree two bunches by blanching it and passing it thru the blender. Keep once bunch chopped, aside
Heat oil, crackle cumin and mustard seeds. Add asafoetida, ginger, garlic and green chillies
Add onions and saute till brown
Add chopped spinach and tomatoes and cook till spinach is done and tomatoes are mushy
Add all the powdered masalas and saute
Add spinach puree and tomato puree, yoghurt and cream
Bring to a slow boil
Garnish with browned garlic
Serve hot with rotis and raita

12 comments:

DEESHA said...

lahsooni palak, yumm I love it

Sonia said...

Lasooni palak...sound interesting!

SJ said...

I have everytg. except palak. dammit. next time will try. How overpowering is the garlic in this recipe?

Anonymous said...

look yummy yummy!! -jhongi

Shweta said...

looks really good!!...def trying asap...

Miri said...

I just posted a spinach recipe too , with garlic :) This one looks yummy - think I may have tried out a version long back..

Sonia said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2010!!!

Nags said...

Have a wonderful 2010 :)

Vani said...

happy New Year, Arch!

Sig said...

Dear Arch, wish you and family a wonderful 2010!

Philip said...

The foods looks like delicious, i want to make one at home. Thanks you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you this fantastic recipe.
We have no leftovers whenever I make this. I hate spinach and I actually take extra helpings!
Kanchan

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