Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Matar Palak


1 bunch of spinach
1 cup of green peas
1 medium sized tomato
1 medium sized onion
1 medium sized boiled potato
3-4 green chillies
1 tsp. cumin seeds
A pinch of asofetida
1 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste

  • Cut spinach leaves and wash them properly.
  • Boil the cut spinach for 10 minutes in a very little amount of water.
  • Allow to cool for sometime.Grind thecooled spinach along with the green chillies to a fine paste.
  • This paste must be semiliauid.
  • Chop onion and tomatoes into small pieces.
  • Cut the boiled potato into evenly shaped cubes.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and asofetida.
  • Add the onions, peas and tomatoes.
  • Fry for 2-3 mins. Add the potato cubes and allow cooking on medium flame for 5 mins.
  • Once the onions and tomatoes are cooked, add the spinach-chilli paste to the above.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt to taste.
Simmer it for 10 mins.
Tastes good with rotis/parathas.


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