November 23, 2008

Palak Raita

I have no idea how I learnt this dish. Or where. Or who from. But I have been making this regularly ever since I figured that spinach could be used this way. I made this yesterday and S said I hadn't made this since we got married. I will be making this more often through this winter when spinach is available in plenty.

1 bunch Spinach, cleaned

1 cup Curd, beaten lightly

1/4 tsp Ginger paste (optional)

1/4 tsp Cumin Powder

Salt to taste

For the tempering:

1 tsp Oil

1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds

1/4 tsp Asafoetida

2 Red Chillies, broken

Place the cleaned spinach in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 4-5 minutes. Cool and chop roughly.

Add this to the beaten curd along with the salt, ginger (if using) and cumin powder.

In a frying ladle, heat the oil. Add the mustard seeds and asafoetida. When the mustard splutters, add the red chillies. After a minute turn off the flame and pour the tempering over the spinach-curd mixture.

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Arundathi said...

wow that looks amazing. never tried spinach raita - super idea. thanks.

Divya Kudua said...

Lovely..spinach raita sounds like a great dish..:-)

Anonymous said...

so, this is what you gorged on yesterday!! looks fab!!

Raaga said...

@Arundathi: This is a very easy and simple way to get spinach onto the menu :)

@Divya: Try it sometime... you will love it.

@Arundati: This and some chhole :-) good saturday lunch.

Paul Nixon said...

You really must spend longer with us next time you come to Bangalore. We'll get the ingredients...

(And as I mentioned on my blog, in response to your query on spelling Building: BEE YAYE DOUBLE YELL DING)

Jayashree said...

I love to make this with red keerai. My version is sans ginger and cumin.

Andhra Flavors said...

this is new to me. healthy one.

CurryLeaf said...

I to make a similar dish,but this version looks superb and will make it

Priya Suresh said...

Healthy, delicious raitha..

Mridula said...

looks yummy. and it's so simple to make. will try it....

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Interesting and healthy