Simple and Tasty Indian Spinach (Sukhi Paalak)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

My husband's favorite vegetable is's actually the only one he likes! :) But interestingly we both prefer this simple, healthy and traditional version I learned from my mom. It's quick, easy and goes with almost anything!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in medium sized pan.
  2. On medium heat, Add mustard seeds, fenugreek and asafetida powder.
  3. Heat until mustard seeds begin to "pop".
  4. Then lower the heat a little, add the spinach and salt.
  5. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring periodically.
  6. Uncover and cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. Voila, ready to serve!
Most Helpful

I enjoyed this okay--I went lighter on the spices, and even then found that some bites were a little bitter (but who knows the age of some of the spices I was using!). I also added one finely chopped onion and fresh spinach. Since DH is not a fan of cooked spinach, I slightly under cooked it, but it still didn't get his vote! His loss, I guess!

KWB April 05, 2010

Very very good!!! I served this with some plain grilled chicken and a tomato and cuke salad. Hit the spot!!! Will make this again and again. thank you for posting

Shae Lin January 31, 2008