Lasooni Palak, Garlicky Spinach

          Lasooni Palak/Garlicky Spinach, as the name suggests has loads of garlic in it and we all know that spinach and garlic go together very well. I have made a puree with the spinach and then cooked it with garlic and other spices and then again finally garnished with some more garlic. It goes very well with rotis, naans or even with mild pilafs, if you like spinach and garlic, then you'll love this delicious curry..

Need To Have

  • Spinach/Palak - 2 bunches
  • Garlic - 20 cloves, chopped finely
  • Onion - 1 medium, chopped
  • Tomato - 1 small, chopped
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curd/Yogurt - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste


          Clean and blanch the spinach and make a puree with it, it came to about 1 cup.

          Heat some oil, add the cumin seeds, when it starts sizzling, add the onions and half of the chopped garlic and saute till the garlic turns golden. Next add the tomatoes, turmeric, chilly and coriander powders and salt and saute till the tomatoes turn mushy.

          Add the curd and keep sauteing till the curd is well mixed with the tomatoes.

          Now add the pureed spinach, mix it well and cook it for 5 to 6 minutes and remove.

          Heat a little oil, add the remaining garlic and saute till it turns golden and add it to the cooked spinach.

To blanch the spinach, add it to boiling water, leave it for a minute, remove and add immediately to really cold or ice-cold water.
For a richer curry you can mix in some fresh cream at the end.


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