Thursday, March 18, 2010

Palak Chutney/ Spinach dip

Ingredients:
2 bunches of Spinach/Palak Chopped
2 tbsp Tamarind pulp
2 tsp Sesame seeds
1 tbsp Balck gram Split
2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeda
4-5 Red chilies
2-3 Green Chilies
Few Curry Leaves
1/4 tsp Asafortida powder
Oil
Salt to taste
Tempering
1tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Black gram seeds

Heat a 1 tsp oil in medium sauce pan, add the Spinach and saute it and cover the lid. Let it cook until leaves are soft.
Meanwhile, heat a pan and dry roast the black gram until it turns light golden add mustard seeds, and then fenugreek seeds. Switch off the heat and add red chilies, curry leaves and asafoetida powder and saute it.Let it cool.
Now, Dry roast the sesame seeds on low heat until golden and grind to coarse powder.
Grind all along with tamarind pulp and salt to taste.(Add water only if required. The chutney should be thick in consistency).
Lastly temper it. heat oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds and black gram when it splutters mix it with the ground paste.
Serve with white rice, Dosas/crepes, Idlis.
This is off to "Healing Foods Event-Spinach" (hosted by Divya).

12 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

looks wonderful and so healthy as well...Nice flavourful dip...and nice clicks too madhuri...

Tina said...

Creamy and healthy chutney...

Pedhakka said...

Lovely pictures !!

Gulmohar said...

Healthy dip..Looks wonderful !

Malar Gandhi said...

I like palak so much, but always fail to bring variation...this looks great, gonna try it for sure:)

Sarah Naveen said...

Healthy and yummy Dip..
First time here..lovely space..

Soma Pradhan said...

You have got a nice blog..with some simple and comforting recipes...

s said...

never had spinach in a dip..YUM!! and healthy!

stefania.confidential said...

deliziosa ! ciao

Anita said...

Sounds very nice.. Will try it soon..

Rachana Kothari said...

Looks fantastic dear:) So healthy and yummy!!!!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Looks delicious. Healthy and an interesting dish with palak.

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