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:

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

That's a nice recipe...looks gud

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

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

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

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:)

Mangala Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

carrot kalakand ellam gali a?
hehe

spiced creamy spinach sounds great. thanks.

Premyscakes said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummm.. and very healthy dish.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Cream and greens delicious way to eat:)

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

Looks creamy n rich..Healthy one..

anudivya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

sounds healthy..looks creamy and delicious..

Ushanandini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

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

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

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

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

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

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious dish. Good one.

Lore said... Reply To This Comment

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!