Nov 25, 2011

Spinach fry with Bori and peanuts

Spinach Fry is one of  the side dish which is very tasty, nutritious, and easy to make. Spinach is loaded with tons of nutrients. It is rich in Vitamins A, C, and K, and is an excellent source of Iron and Folic Acid.  Spinach is also a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids. 

Ingredients :

A bunch of spinach
Oil – 1 tbspn,
Red chilly – 1,
Peanuts : 1 tbsp.
sugar : 1/4 tsp.
Poppy seeds : 1/4 tsp.
A pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste

For garnish :

Bori ~ ½ cup of urad dal Bori fried and crumbled. If you do not have any Bori, you might skip it. The Bengali Vadis are known as Boris and are small sun dried cones of lentil paste. Here is a recipe of boris made of Urad Dal. These boris are fried and then added to the dish.

Method :

Pick, wash and cut the spinach (palak) and Keep aside.

Heat 2 cups of water in a vessels, boil chopped spinach with a pinch of salt. Cook for 5-7 mins. Drain the excess water.

Heat Oil in a Kadhai/Frying Pan, fry the Bori till it is a nice warm rich brown. Remove and keep aside.

Then add peanuts, till golden brown.

In the same oil add red chilly, poppy seeds, when seeds are spluttering tehn add boiled spinach, turmeric powder, salt and

Now add fried bori and peanuts, mix well. Do not overcook the spinach, otherwise nutritious content will be decrease.

Now crumble the fried bori on top. Mix well with spinach.

Goes well with hot steamed rice.
sugar, mix well. 

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