Indian Spinach/Paalak Fry

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    bunch spinach, finely chopped
  • 1
    tablespoon bengal gram dal (look for chana dal at an indian store)
  • 1
    1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 12
    cup peas
  • 12
    red pepper (capsicum - if you dont have red use green but it changes the taste)
  • 2
    dried red chilies (use red chilli flakes if you dont have this)
  • 14
    sweet white onion (if you are in india use a whole white or red onion)
  • 1
    teaspoon cumin seed
  • 3 -5
    curry leaves (optional)
  • italian dressing oil (use ordinary oil if you dont have it)
  • 2
    teaspoons garlic, crushed with
  • 2
    teaspoons ginger, to make a paste
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut very finely/grind the spinach.
  • Keep aside.
  • Heat the butter/oil/ghee.
  • Add mustard seeds, cumin.
  • When they begin to pop, add the bengal gram and fry till it turns lightly golden.
  • Add the italian oil and the peppers and the onions.
  • Fry till done, then add chillies and curry leaves.
  • When almost done add the peas and garlic ginger paste and then the spinach/spinach paste.
  • Add salt to taste.
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