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Palakchi Pattal Bhaji (Spinach Peanut & Yogurt Gravy)

Palakchi Pattal Bhaji (Spinach Peanut & Yogurt Gravy)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 45

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 2 bunches spinach leaves only

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp red chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/8 tsp hing

  • 2 tbsp yogurt

  • 1/3 cup besan (gram flour)

  • 1/4 cup roasted coarsely ground peanuts

  • 2 tbsp jaggery (or as per taste)

  • 1 whole garlic pod

  • 1 tsp Salt or to taste

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 Cups Water

Directions

  • 01

    Wash spinach thoroughly and drain excess water. Chop them finely.

  • 02

    Combine yogurt and besan. Whisk till smooth. Add little water at a time to make thin paste.

  • 03

    Heat oil in saucepan. Add mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add hing and spinach leaves. Stir.

  • 04

    Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt to taste. Sauté till spinach wilts.

  • 05

    Add besan-yogurt mixture. Keep heat on low and let besan get cooked till it starts to thicken and a glaze forms over the gravy.

  • 06

    Add jaggery and roasted peanut crush. Simmer for few minutes more.

  • 07

    Smash garlic cloves with skins on. Heat 2 tbsp oil in another pan. Fry garlic in hot oil till browned on all sides.

  • 08

    Pour the garlic with the oil in the gravy and quickly cover with lid.

  • 09

    Switch off gas and serve with chapati/bhakri.

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