Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Spinach Pachadi

Spinach is cooked frequently at my place in different ways and with all its goodness and health benefits is a power food. Pachadi with spinach is a quick preparation, that a friend thought of, to make in a hurry one day. Tried this out today and it was perfect with rice.

Ingredients

1 bunch - Spinach, washed well
1 to 2 - Green chili, chopped
Salt to taste

Grind to a smooth paste

1/2 cup - Coconut
1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
1/2 cup - Medium sour creamy yogurt

Seasoning

1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
2 - Dry whole red chili
2 sprigs - Curry leaves

Method

1 ) In a pan cook spinach in very little water with green chili and salt to taste, covered with a lid. Once cooked, take off the stove and cool. Transfer to a blender / grinder and plus two times to get a coarse texture.

2 ) Transfer spinach to a pan. Grind coconut and mustard to a smooth paste, with little water. Add this coconut- mustard paste to the pan with spinach and mix. Heat the stove, place the pan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, add beaten yogurt and adjust salt to taste. After adding yogurt, don't cook for long. Just before it comes to a boil, take off the stove.

3 ) Heat oil in another pan. Add mustard seeds and pop. Add dry red chili and curry leaves. Fry for a second and pour this seasoning on the pachadi. Stir and mix in.


Serve as a side dish with rice.

24 comments:

Nags said...

pachadi with spinach. lovely idea :)

easycrafts said...

Excellent idea...never seen a green pachadi.got to make it

Richa said...

lovely pachadi, pravs! the sweetness of coconut blends so well with palak :)
i tasted something similar from someone's lunchbox at work & when i asked him how he made it, being a bachelor he said he blended everything he could lay his hands on....lol
but i do remember him mentioning coconut :)

Seena said...

Yummy, looks great!

sandhya said...

nice idea.... i love pachadi, will surely try this one....

Seema said...

Thats easy, quick & healthy too!

Saswati said...

a very new recipe and a wonderful idea

Cham said...

innovative chutney, the colour is very attractive :) Healthy way to eat green 2 :)

bhags said...

the color looks wonderful.....i tasted it somewhere in chennai and simply loved it

Homecooked said...

Wow....looks great!!! Even I make this...didnt know it was called pachadi :)

Uma said...

looks delicious. nice green color.

Kalai said...

Awesome recipe, Pravs! My mother makes something similar, too. Love that green color! :)

Divya Vikram said...

love the idea of making pachadi with spinach

Siri said...

Spinach pachadi looks delish Pravs..:) - simple, healthy and nutritious..

Siri

Dhivya said...

looks simple and yummy

Rachna said...

wow spinach pachadi...that sounds amazing... i am making it tonight!!

Perception said...

Healthy and it looks good too! Thanks for sharing the recipe

Namratha said...

Love the colour Pravs, never heard of this pachadi before...bookmarked!

Jayashree said...

Looks good....I bet this would taste and look great with red spinach.

sunita said...

Pravs, we love spinach too...the pachadi looks delish :-)

Sia said...

the pic caught my attention. i cant wait to try it when i get to buy bunch of fresh spinach. thanks pravs:)

madhuram said...

Hi Pravs,

We also make this one regularly, but we grind cumins with the coconut instead of mustard seeds. So I should try how this tastes.

Anonymous said...

Hello Pravs,

Thanks a million. That is a super recipe. Goes well as a side dish with a lot of things if I alter the consistency.

varma's magic said...

Nice reciepe ....will try it soon :)