Saturday, March 24, 2012

Simple Green Peas & Spinach Preparation (Matar Palak)

Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special
Kashmiri Cuisine
Simple Green Peas & Spinach Preparation (Matar Palak)

Serves 2

Spinach (Palak)- 3 Cups, Finely Chopped
Green Peas- 1 Cup, Boiled
Cloves (Laung/Lavang)- 2
Cinnamon (Dalchini)- 1/2 Inch Stick
Asafoetida (Hing)- a Pinch
Red Chilli Powder- 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder (Haldi)- a Big Pinch
Dried Ginger (Sonth) Powder- a Big Pinch
Milk- 1/4 Cup
Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil- 1 Tsp.
Salt- To Taste

In a Non Stick Skillet (Kadhai), Heat Oil, Add Cloves, Cinnamon & Asafoetida
Add Spinach, Peas along with ½ cup of water and bring it to a boil
Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes till almost all the water evaporates
Add the Dry Powdered Spices (Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Dried Ginger Powder), Milk and Salt & Mix well
Bring the Gravy to a Boil
Serve immediately with Roti/Rice

This Simple (as it takes less than 10 Minutes to put together if all the Ingredients are ready) Subtly flavored Aromatic Vegetable combo is flavored with an unusual combination of Spices!!

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