Monday, May 11, 2009

Spiced Creamy Spinach

Greens are good source of many vitamins and minerals wat our body needs for...coming to spinach,cooked spinach is an excellent source of iron, a mineral that it particularly important for menstruating women, who are more at risk for iron deficiency. Boosting iron stores with spinach is a good idea, especially because, in comparison to red meat, a well-known source of iron, spinach provides iron for a lot less calories and is totally fat-free. Iron is an integral component of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen from the lungs to all body cells, and is also part of key enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism. Spinach grows well in temperate climates and they are available throughout the year, french people prepare their spinach with cream and its tastes really very delicious, here is my version of the same preparation as the french peoples do but spiced with indian spices, we love this creamy spiced spinach instead of making out spinach with dals and all..


2cups Spinach (chopped)
1tsp Sugar
5nos Garlic cloves (mashed)
1tsp Pepper powder
1/4cup Cream
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Urad dal
3nos Dry red chillies
Salt

Heat enough water and bring them to boil, add the chopped spinach with a tsp of sugar and cook until the spinach greens get cooked, add the pepper powder, cream and cook for just 2 minutes, put off the stove, add enough oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies and let them splutters finally add the smashed garlic and fry until they turns slightly brown, add immediately fried spices and salt to the already cooked spinach ad blend them slightly with a hand blender..

Serve with rice with any spicy side dishes..


23 comments:

  1. Wow i love spinach and the soup looks very delicious....yummm

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  2. Hi Priya,
    rich n healthy recipe, perfect for a hot afternoon lunch :)
    TC

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  3. That's a nice recipe...looks gud

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  4. I love the idea of adding spices in them as i always use the ones we get from the freezer section and as you know there is no spices in them.

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  5. Good one Priya...a nice variation from the usual dhal and keerai poriyal....I must try this soon :)

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  6. nice one with spinach...looks yumm..thanks for the entry...

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  7. hmmm......nice recipe priya..looks like we all know what u hv on ur table daily...he he:)

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  8. Thats a unique way of cooking spinach..different recipe Priya..Thanks

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  9. I like the addition of cream,that makes really rich and tasty!!

    Thanks for trying out my nan and acknowledging! Hope u enjoyed!I was in a short break:)

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  10. wow! palak ..anything made of palak is my fav! lovely thanks

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  11. carrot kalakand ellam gali a?
    hehe

    spiced creamy spinach sounds great. thanks.

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  12. looks yummm.. and very healthy dish.

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  13. Cream and greens delicious way to eat:)

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  14. Looks creamy n rich..Healthy one..

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  15. Cream and spinach is a combination to beat. Looks lovely.

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  16. sounds healthy..looks creamy and delicious..

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  17. Woo! Spinach's creamy! It's healthy too! Adding cream to spinach is a nice variation!

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  18. Such an authentic and a creamy spinach curry, rice and spinach should work out great!!!

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  19. Wow looks great. A unique one! Perfect entry for the event!

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  20. This looks so tasty Priya..I love the sddition of cream n pepper..:)

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  21. mmm..yummy. I just toally dig into cremed spinach!

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  22. Healthy and delicious dish. Good one.

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  23. Spinach is my all-time favourite leafy vegetable. Creamy spinach makes my tummy growl any time lol. Thanks so much for sending it over to the Original Recipes Round-Up!

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